moonOS Enlightenment Edition3.0

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A special edition of the moonOS operating system built around the Enlightenment WM

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As its name suggests, moonOS Enlightenment Edition is a special edition of the moonOS Linux operating system that features the Enlightenment window manager. moonOS is an open source desktop-oriented operating system derived from Linux Mint.

Supports 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms, downloadable as Live CDs

The Enlightenment edition of moonOS has been designed from the offset to be deployed on old computers supporting the 32-bit instruction set architecture, as well as on modern 64-bit machines. It’s distributed as Live CD ISO images that fit perfectly on CD discs or USB thumb drives of 1GB or higher capacity.

Boot menu à la Linux Mint

Except for the artwork, the functionality of the Live CD is identical with the one of the Linux Mint distribution. It is instructed to start the default option in ten seconds from the moment the user boots the ISO image from the BIOS of a computer.

If you press any key during the 10-second timeout, the Live CD boot menu will appear, allowing you to start the live system in safe graphics mode, run a memory test, as well as to boot an existing operating system from the local drive.

Enlightenment looks very green in moonOS

As mentioned, the default desktop environment is powered by the Enlightenment window manager, which uses some sort of a taskbar on the bottom edge of the screen and a dock (application launcher) on the right side of the screen. It uses a green theme. Users can access the main menu from the taskbar or by right clicking anywhere on the desktop.

Comes pre-loaded with useful applications

Another interesting feature is that is comes pre-loaded with useful applications, such as the Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Thunar file manager, office suite, GIMP image editor, Mozilla Firefox web browser, as well as Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client.

moonOS Enlightenment Edition was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 21st, 2014
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