Distributed as 64-bit and 32-bit Live CDs
It has been designed from the ground up to be used on both desktop and laptop PCs, as well as on virtual machines. The distribution is available for download as two Live CD ISO images, one for each of the supported architectures (64-bit and 32-bit).
While the default boot option is to try the OS without any changes or install it, users will be able to boot an existing operating system installed on the first disk drive, as well as to run a memory diagnostic test from the boot prompt.
Features a beautiful Enlightenment desktop environment
This project tries to offer a new experience for any Linux user trying to run a standalone E17 desktop environment in the past, simply by combining the power and simplicity of the Ubuntu OS and parts of the GNOME project, with the astonishing Enlightenment DR17 window manager.
In order to provide users with a productive desktop environment, the developers included various tools and applications from the GNOME desktop environment, as well as a classic set of applications from Ubuntu Linux, mixed with those provided and created for Enlightenment.
Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Claws Mail email client, GIMP image editor, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Rhythmbox music player, Gedit text editor, Catfish search tool, and Thunar file manager.
In addition, it comes with Brasero CD/DVD burning software, a terminal emulator, as well as Synaptic Package Manager for installing, updating and removing packages from your system.
OpenGEU is a community-derived operating system with the goal to provide users with a perfect desktop environment that combines elements from both GNOME and Enlightenment desktop environments. Unfortunately, it has been officially discontinued on March 2009.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 6th, 2014
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- OpenGEU is not using any external settings manager anymore, we developed our own light-fast e17-settings-manager (thanks to Quaker), completely customizable via command line for experienced users!
- The new Geutheme, the OpenGEU Themes Manager, is now able of controlling even more parts of the look of your Desktop! The user interface of Geutheme has been completely redrawn too, to let you have easier access to all of the options you need!
- The Places Module, able of showing and even auto-mounting any device connected to your box. Places is completely compatible with OpenGEU’s File Manager, Thunar.
- A new and more advanced Mixer module, capable of showing you all the properties of your soundcard!
Application descriptionOpenGEU is an open source distribution of Linux based on the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, featu...