aptosid 2013-01

A fast and stable Live CD Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux distribution
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aptosid is an open source distribution of Linux derived from the well known KANOTIX distro, which is based on the award winning Debian GNU/Linux operating system. It uses the Xfce and KDE graphical desktop environments.

It is distribution in multiple editions

The OS is distributed in multiple editions, two Live CD versions with a lite KDE desktop and the Xfce environment, as well as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image with the full KDE Plasma Workspaces and Applications. Supported architectures include 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64).

Boot options

All three editions include the same boot options, such as the ability to start the live environment with default drivers, boot an existing operating system that is installed on the first disk drive, as well as to perform a system memory diagnostic test using the Memtest86+ utility.

Choose between Xfce or KDE Plasma as the default desktop environment

When you want to install and use aptosid as your main operating system, you must choose between Xfce and KDE Plasma as the default desktop environment. While the Xfce desktop is perfect for low-end machines, both KDE Plasma sessions are suitable for mid-range and high-end systems.

Includes libre applications specific to KDE or Xfce desktops

While the Xfce version comes with Xfce-specific applications, the KDE Lite and KDE Full editions include KDE-specific applications. However, all three flavors come with the same third-party libre apps, such as the Iceweasel web browser, XSane image scanning program, XChat IRC client, GParted partition editor, Midnight Commander two-pane file manager, as well as the UXTerm and XTerm terminal emulators.

Bottom line

All in all, aptosid is a great distribution of Linux that features a wide range of open source, libre applications and three desktop setups, all on top of the latest unstable branch of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 1st, 2014


price:
FREE!
developed by:
aptosid Foundation, Inc.
homepage:
aptosid.com
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions
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What's New in This Release:
  • Debian sid, as of 2013-05-05.
  • kernel 3.9 (smp, hard preemption).
  • xserver-xorg-core 1.12.4.
  • enable KMS support for ATi, Intel, drm-cirrus, Matrox and nVidia based graphics chipsets.
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aptosid is an open source, desktop-oriented distribution of Linux based on the unstable branch of the highly acclaimed...

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