It is available only for USB devices
The OS is available only for USB devices, as it is distributed as zip archives that contain the directory structure of the distribution, ready for deployment on a USB thumb drive of 1GB or higher capacity.
Detailed installation instructions about how to create a bootable USB device are provided by the developer on the readme.txt file distributed along with the USB directory structure.
Choose between GNOME or Openbox as the default desktop environment
The user can choose between GNOME or Openbox as the default desktop environment for PureOS, simply by downloading the respective zip archive from the downloads section on Softpedia.
Default applications on the GNOME edition
The GNOME edition comes with the Chromium web browser, Gedit text editor, Evince document viewer, Eye of GNOME image viewer, File-Roller archive manager, Nautilus file manager, GNOME MPlayer video player, GNOME Tweak Tool and Synaptic Package Manager. It also includes support for reading and writing from/to NTFS partitions.
Default applications on the Openbox edition
The Openbox edition includes the Chromium web browser, Leafpad text editor, GNU sed stream editor, Squeeze archive manager, Thunar file manager, as well as Synaptic Package Manager. This flavor also includes support for reading from and writing to the NTFS partitions of a Microsoft Windows operating system.
Summing up, PureOS is indeed a pure operating system, a one of a kind distribution of Linux that provides users with the choice of two graphical desktop environments, it is low on resources and includes just the right amount of applications.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on July 3rd, 2014
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- Main features:
- Kernel 3.3.6
- Gnome 3.4.2
Application descriptionPureOS is an open source Linux operating system based on the testing branch of the award-winning Debian GNU/Linux dist...