Tiki OS

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.5/5 4
An openSUSE based Linux distribution that features the GNOME 3 desktop environment

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Tiki OS is a simple, open-source and completely free distribution of Linux based on the well-known openSUSE operating system and built around the modern GNOME graphical desktop environment. It is created with the SUSE Studio tool.

Available for download as a 32-bit Live CD

While the distribution is available for download as a 32-bit Live CD ISO image, it can be used on both 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64) computers. The catch is that it only supports 32-bit applications.

Boot prompt à la openSUSE

The boot prompt of the Live CD is identical in functionality with the one implemented in the official ISO images of the openSUSE operating system, allowing the user to start the live system with default boot options or in safe graphics mode, run a memory test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the local drive.

Provides users with a modern GNOME desktop environment

As mentioned, the default and only desktop environment of Tiki OS is GNOME, with the GNOME Shell interface. It has been customized with a dock (application launcher) located on the bottom edge of the screen.

Includes a great selection of open source applications

The distro include a great selection of open source applications, among which we can mention the Blender 3D modeller, Mozilla Firefox web browser, GIMP image editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, as well as a plethora of games and support for ethical hacking software.

In addition, GNOME-specific applications like the Cheese webcam viewer, Nautilus file manager, File-Roller archive manager, Gedit text editor, Totem movie player, Rhythmbox music player and Empathy multi-protocol instant messenger are also included.

Bottom line

Overall, Tiki OS is a simple and fast operating system based on openSUSE and GNOME technologies, and designed from the ground up to turn modern computers into powerful workstations.

Tiki OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 8th, 2014
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