Turtle Kevux

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The first Kevux system, a Linux kernel-based distribution that boasts GNU software

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Turtle Kevux is an open-source and freely distributed Linux kernel-based operating system, the first ever Kevux system based on GNU/Linux software and compiled with uclibc. It uses Xfce as its default graphical desktop environment.

It’s available for download as Live CDs and DVDs

You can download Turtle Kevux via Softpedia or directly from its official website (see link above) as Live CD and Live DVD ISO images that have been optimized for 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.

You can run the OS in live mode or install it

The operating system can be installed on local drive or used as-is directly from the bootable medium, using the options provided on the boot menu. In addition, you can access a maintenance mode or check the memory for errors.

Xfce looks a little bit different on this OS

We’ve to admit that this is the weirdest Xfce layout that we have ever see in a Linux distribution. It comprises of two panels, a smaller one located on the bottom right side of the screen and a bigger one placed on the upper right side of the screen.

Users will be able to navigate the main menu, launch applications, interact with running programs and system tray functions, as well as to cycle between virtual workspaces using the top panel.

On the other hand, the smaller panel only includes the ability to show the desktop when you have too many opened windows on the screen.

The Live DVD includes a much better selection of applications

The main difference between the Live CD and Live DVD editions consists in a much better software selection on the latter one. Default applications include the Geany IDE, AbiWord word processor, GIMP image editor, Viewnior image viewer, Pidgin IM client, Midori web browser, gFTP file transfer client and Claws Mail email client.

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Last updated on July 17th, 2014
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