PCLinuxOS Enlightenment2010.12

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Two PCLinuxOS Live CDs featuring the eye-candy Enlightenment E-17 desktop environment

editor's review




PCLinuxOS Enlightenment is an open source project that provides users with two community-derived flavors of the highly acclaimed PCLinuxOS operating system built on top of the beautiful Enlightenment desktop environment.

Availability and boot options

As mentioned, this PCLinuxOS flavor comes with two Live CD ISO images, a standard one with a complete Enlightenment experience, and a light one designed for people that don't have enough bandwidth or a fast Internet connection.

The ISO images can be easily written to USB flash drives or burned onto CD discs. Supported architectures include 64-bit and 32-bit. The boot prompt is quite identical with the ones found on other PCLinuxOS editions, allowing users to start the live session with default settings, in safe graphics mode, or without boot splash.

In addition, users can drop to a shell prompt, start the live environment in failsafe mode, copy the entire system to RAM, as well as to check the media for errors (only if using it from a CD disc). You will also have to select a keyboard layout before entering the graphical session.

Eye candy desktop environment, great apps

The Enlightenment desktop environment uses a single taskbar located at the bottom edge of the screen and designed to allow users to quickly access the main menu, launch applications, switch between virtual workspaces, as well as to interact with running programs and the functions of the system tray area.

Default applications include the Dolphin file manager, KWrite text editor, BleachBit system cleaner, digiKam photo management tool, GIMP image editor, Gwenview image viewer, Okular document viewer, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Transmission torrent downloader, XChat IRC client, Clementine audio player, VLC Media Player, and Synaptic Package Manager.

Bottom line

Summing up, PCLinuxOS Enlightenment provides users with two beautiful Live CDs powered by the amazing Enlightenment desktop environment. They can be used on both low-end and high-end machines as a dedicated workstation.

PCLinuxOS Enlightenment was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on April 15th, 2014
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