iQunix OS12.04

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
4.2/5 56
Yet another Ubuntu-based, free Linux operating system designed for 64-bit computers

editor's review






iQunix OS is an open-source and completely free distribution of Linux based on the world’s most popular free operating system and designed from the ground up to help you build your own software experience. It is built around the modern and productive Unity desktop environment.

The distro is available for download as a 64-bit Live CD

iQunix OS is distribution as a Live CD ISO image of approximately 550MB in size, suitable only for modern computers that support the 64-bit (x86_64/amd64) instruction set architecture. The ISO image is hybrid, allowing the user to write it on either a CD disc or a USB thumb drive.

Provides users with a standard boot menu from where they can try the OS

Being based on Ubuntu, iQunix OS provides users with a standard boot menu from where they can try the operating system without installing it. Default boot options include the ability to start the live system with default drivers or in safe graphics mode, start the installer directly, boot from the local drive or perform a system memory diagnostic test.

It comes with no pre-installed applications

As mentioned, the main emphasis of iQunix OS is on allowing users to build their own software experience by installing all the packages that they need. Because of this, the distribution comes with no pre-installed applications.

The default desktop environment is Unity

Ubuntu’s Unity is in charge of the graphical desktop environment of iQunix OS, providing users with a modern and productive interface. However, it will look empty and ugly at a first glance, as the distribution doesn’t include any software packages.

Build your own Ubuntu desktop experience with iQunix OS

Summing up, iQunix OS is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a bare-bone Ubuntu operating system that they can tweak and configure from nothing.

iQunix OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 16th, 2014
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