RayOS Almond

A Linux kernel-based operating system that gets its roots from the Debian GNU/Linux OS
RayOS is an open-source, desktop-oriented operating system derived from the award winning and highly acclaimed Debian GNU/Linux distribution. It features a modern graphical environment inspired by the Mac OS X desktop layout.

Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms

The user will be able to freely download RayOS via Softpedia or directly from the project’s website (see link above) as a single, dual-arch Live DVD ISO image that supports both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms.

Boot menu à la Debian GNU/Linux

You can immediately notice that RayOS is based on Debian GNU/Linux, as it features a boot menu that is standard for many Debian-based operating systems.

It is entitled RayOS Installer DVD, despite the fact that it allows users to use it as-is directly from the bootable medium. Other boot options include the ability to perform a memory diagnostic test and boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive. A failsafe mode is also available.

The graphical desktop environment is modern, inspired by Mac OS X

RayOS’ graphical desktop environment is powered by GNOME, a highly modified version of it that contains a dock (application launcher) located on the bottom edge of the screen and a top panel for easy access to the entire software collection. The main menu includes a built-in search functionality.

Some of the most popular applications are included in RayOS

The distro includes a wide-range of open source or proprietary applications, among which we can mention the Google Chrome and Opera web browsers, Skype VoIP client, XBMC Media Center, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, OpenOffice.org office suite, Rhythmbox music player, Kdelive video editor, Gedit text editor and Pinta image editor.

An attractive distribution of Linux suitable for desktop computers

All in all, RayOS is an attractive distribution of Linux, designed from the ground up to be desktop-oriented. It includes a carefully selected set of applications and a modern graphical environment.

Reviewed by on July 15th, 2014


last updated on:
July 25th, 2012, 8:45 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Ray Technology
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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