2014.02 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A Linux distribution designed to be user-friendly, productive and ready for enterprises

editor's review





OpenXange is an open source operating system based on the latest Fedora Linux distribution and built around the modern and productive KDE Plasma Workspaces and Applications desktop environment.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD

The developer decided to distribute the OpenXange operating system as a single, dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 2GB in size, designed to support both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) hardware platforms. The user must burn the ISO image onto a DVD disc or write in on a USB flash drive in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC.

Boot options

The Live DVD provides users with the same boot loader that powers many other Fedora spins, designed to allow the user to start the live environment, as well as to boot an existing operating system, run a memory test, and check the integrity of the DVD disc.

Astonishing desktop environment powered by KDE

OpenXange’s desktop environment is quite astonishing, providing users with a productive and modern KDE Plasma session that comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where they can launch applications, cycle between virtual workspaces and interact with opened programs.

It comes pre-loaded with state-of-the-art open source applications

There are many powerful open source applications pre-installed in this Live DVD operating systems, among which we can mention VLC Media Player, LibreOffice office suite, Steam for Linux, Skype VoIP client, Google Chrome web browser, XBMC Media Center, Mozilla Firefox web browser, GIMP image editor, Dragon Player video player, and Dropbox client for Linux.

Bottom line

Summing up, OpenXange is an amazing operating system suitable for home users and small offices. It features all of the latest Fedora and KDE technologies, as well as state-of-the-art open source applications that will make your computing experience more enjoyable.

OpenXange was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 30th, 2014
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