PC/OS is an open source distribution of Linux derived from Ubuntu, the world’s most popular free operating system, and designed from the ground up to be as user-friendly as possible, aimed at new Linux users.
Runs on 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms
PC/OS is distributed as a Live DVD ISO image that runs on computers supporting both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) architectures. It is a hybrid ISO image that can be written to a DVD disc or a USB thumb drive of 2GB or higher capacity.
The Live DVD boot menu includes advanced options
Default boot options include the ability to start the live system with the default kernel or in safe graphics mode, start the graphical installer directly, boot in textonly or debug modes, run a memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot from the local drive.
Uses a unique desktop environment built around GNOME
The graphical desktop environment of PC/OS is unique, built around GNOME Classic. It uses a single-panel layout and useful applets, such as a slick main menu, workspace switcher, as well as a messaging indicator.
Includes useful and popular applications
PC/OS is well known for being user-friendly, which means that it includes useful and popular applications, such as the Google Chrome web browser, Evolution email and calendar client, OpenOffice.org office suite, Rhythmbox music player, as well as F-Spot image viewer and organizer.
In addition, the operating system comes pre-loaded with many other popular applications like the FileZilla file transfer client, GIMP image editor, Tomboy note-taking software, Gedit text editor and Empathy multi-protocol instant messenger.
The Transmission torrent downloaded, Gwibber social networking client, PiTiVi video editor, Totem movie player, Simple Scan image scanner, Cheese webcam viewer and Brasero CD/DVD burning software are also included in this user-friendly Ubuntu derivative.