Ubuntu Privacy Remix

12.04r1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A modified Live CD based on Ubuntu Linux and designed to protect users from data theft and spying

editor's review






Ubuntu Privacy Remix is an open source and free of charge Ubuntu derivative specifically designed to keep users' identity anonymous at all times, as well as to protect their data from various threats. It features its own GnuPG front-end, TrueCrypt, and provides users with a read-only operating system.

Availability, supported architectures, supported languages, boot options

The operating system is available for download as a Live DVD ISO images, which has been designed from the ground up to be used as-is, directly from a DVD disc or a USB thumb drive of 2GB or higher capacity. Supported architectures include 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386).

The boot prompt is hidden by default and it will automatically boot the live environment if the user presses no key within 5 seconds. To access the boot menu, press any key on your keyboard within 5 seconds from the moment you boot from the bootable medium.

It will allow you to change the language of the live environment, boot an existing operating system that is installed on the first disk drive, run a memory (RAM) diagnostic test, and check the disc for defects (only if using a DVD media). Supported languages include English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French.

Non-manipulable operating system, traditional desktop environment

The traditional graphical session in Ubuntu Privacy Remix is powered by the GNOME 2 desktop environment, which comprises of two panels. While the top panel can be used for accessing the main menu and launching apps, the bottom panel is designed to allow users to interact with running programs and switch between virtual workspaces.

Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, GIMP image editor, gThumb image viewer, Inkscape vector graphics editor, Evolution email and calendar client, LibreOffice office suite, Tellico collection manager, Scribus desktop publishing app, Texmaker LaTeX editor, Figaro's Password Manager, PiTiVi video editor, VLC Media Player, Arista audio transcoder, Totem movie player, and VirtualBox.

Bottom line

Ubuntu Privacy Remix is a special distribution of Linux based on a LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and designed for people who are looking for a read-only OS that cannot be installed and uses no network daemons.

Ubuntu Privacy Remix was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 8th, 2014
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