11.2012 GNOME / 01.2013 KDE GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A Linux distribution based on Gentoo and featuring the GNOME and KDE desktop environments

editor's review





Toorox KDE and GNOME are two edition of a Gentoo-based Linux distribution designed as a desktop-oriented operating system that borrows the automatic hardware detection and configuration technology from the KNOPPIX Linux distro.

Distributed in multiple editions, with support for several languages

The Toorox OS is distributed in multiple editions, two Live DVDs with the KDE Plasma desktop environment and two others with GNOME, supporting both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) hardware platforms and several languages.

The live system can be started with a specific screen resolution

From the boot menu, the user must first select a language that will be used for the live environment, as well as boot option, such as the default one or another with a predefined screen resolution.

Choose between two powerful graphical desktop environments

Being distributed as separate KDE and GNOME editions, you can easily choose between these two powerful desktop environments by downloading the respective ISO image. While the KDE Plasma desktop uses a tradition layout comprised of a single panel located on the bottom edge of the screen, the GNOME interface boasts the classic two-panel layout.

Both editions include the same selection of software packages

Both Toorox editions include the same selection of software packages, except for the ones that are specific to the respective desktop environment, KDE or GNOME. Among some of the them, we can mention the LibreOffice office suite, Chromium web browser, GIMP image editor, VLC Media Player, Audacious audio player, Ardour digital audio workstation, as well as Wine for running Windows apps.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Toorox KDE and Toorox GNOME are two great editions of this Gentoo-based operating system, specifically designed for modern computers. If you want to use Toorox on a low-end machine, do not hesitate to download the Xfce and Lite edition of Toorox from Softpedia.

Toorox was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 5th, 2014
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