08.2012 Xfce / 08.2012 Lite GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Xfce and Lite versions of Toorox Linux

editor's review




Toorox Xfce and Lite are two open source editions of this Gentoo-based live system that boots into a lightweight, yet full featured Xfce desktop environment. It uses the automatic hardware detection and configuration technologies from the KNOPPIX Linux distribution.

Distributed in separate editions with support for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms

Both the Xfce and Lite editions of Toorox Linux are available for download as Live DVD ISO image of approximately 1GB in size each for the Lite version and 1.5GB in size each for the Xfce flavor. Each one supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.

The bootable medium supports multiple languages

Toorox comes with built-in support for several languages, including English, German, Italian, French, Polish, Romanian, Turkish, Spanish or Dutch, selectable from the boot prompt. You will be able to start the live system with default boot options and drivers, or with a specific screen resolution.

Lightweight and traditional graphic environment powered by Xfce

The lightweight graphical desktop environment is powered by Xfce, which comprises of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen and designed to ease your Toorox experience.

Comes with lightweight open source applications

The distribution comes with lightweight open source applications, among which we can mention the Audacious audio player, LibreOffice office suite, Chromium and Midori web browser, Claws Mail email client, GIMP image editor, Parola media player, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Ardour digital audio workstation, Kino video editor, XChat IRC client and Wine for running Windows apps.

Bottom line

Both Xfce and Lite edition of Toorox are two great operating systems that fit perfect on low-end computers or on computers with old and semi-old hardware components. For modern computers, do not hesitate to download the KDE and GNOME editions of Toorox right now from Softpedia.

Toorox was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 5th, 2014
Toorox - The desktop environment of the Toorox Xfce operating system

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