Saline OS

1.7 / 2.0 Dev 2 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
2.9/5 27
A lightweight and fast Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and Xfce

editor's review





Saline OS is a Debian-based open source distribution of Linux that uses Xfce as its default and only desktop environment and has been engineered to automatically retrieve certain backports from the Debian software repositories in order to stay up-to-date.

Available as Live DVDs for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures

The distribution is available for download as multiple Live DVD ISO images, as it is available for both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) instruction set architectures. The 1GB in size ISO images must be written by the user on either DVD discs or USB flash drives of 1GB or higher capacity.

Boot options

When booting the ISO images from the BIOS of a PC, the user will encounter a boot menu from where he or she can start the live environment with default boot options or in failsafe mode, run a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive.

Highly customized Xfce desktop environment

The Xfce graphical interface has been highly customized with a beautiful and attractive theme. It comprises of a top panel, providing quick access to the main menu, as well as a hidden dock (application launcher) at the bottom edge of the screen.

Includes top-notch open source applications

Saline OS includes many popular applications, such as the Chromium web browser, Icedove mail reader, Pidgin instant messenger client, Osmo personal organizer, Parole video player, SliM login manager, Rhythmbox music manager and player, Xfburn CD and DVD burning utility.

In addition, the Fotoxx image editor, Cheese webcam booth, Remastersys backup utility, Gedit text editor, Transmission BitTorrent client, and the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) for professional level digital image creation and editing are also included.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Saline OS is a great operating system based on an award winning Linux distribution, Debian, and using a great collection of open source applications.

Saline OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 23rd, 2014
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