Pinguy OS:A Ubuntu-Fork
EDIT# Pinguy OS Website.
This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want a out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu is a great OS and undoubtedly the most popular and easiest Linux based Distro to use but even with its default setup and chosen programs it's still lacking functionality and ease of use for most new users. So what I decided to do was build a Distro that looks good, could do everything most user would ever want to do and that was very simple to use.
I started out by listening to what my friends and family wanted to use their PC for and found the most user friendly programs for the task they wanted to do. After a while I got a good idea what most people use their PC for and what programs where the easiest to use. Like using Shotwell for easily uploading images to Facebook, gtkpod for putting music, photos and video on a ipod/iphone and mvPod for converting the video to a iPod friendly format.
So all the programs in Pinguy OS have been chosen because of there ease of use and functionality, I also changed every file type to open with the right program, like for some reason by default .iso are opened with Archive Manager so I changed that to Brasero Disc Burner.
As I already said apart from it being easy to use I also wanted it to be a very good looking operating system. There are now a lot of programs out there for Linux to give the OS a very smart and polished implementation, like CoverGloobus, Gloobus Preview, GNOME Do, and Docky. These programs don't just give the OS a good look and feel but they are also very useful and handy.
Pinguy OS is just an optimise build of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Minimal CD with added repository’s, tweaks and enhancements that can run as a Live DVD or be installed. It has all the added packages needed for video, music and web content e.g. flash and java, plus a few fixes as well. Like fixing the wireless problems, gwibber’s Facebook problem and flash videos in full-screen.
Everything is set-up for samba, all you need to do is right click a folder you want to share and add a password in samba using system-config-samba.
It also has a UPnP server (pms-linux) so you can share your music, video’s etc. With a PS3, XBOX 360 or any other UPnP media reader.
Nautilus has been replaced for Elementary-Nautilus with added plug-ins so it can get music and video art from the web.
The default theme is Elementary using ttf-droid font with Docky and a custom Conky.
The following processors support 64-Bit:
- AMD 64-Bit processors ( Athlon 64, Opteron, later Sempron, Turion 64, Phenom, Athlon II and Phenom II processors)
- Intel 64-Bit processors (Celeron D, later Pentium 4, Pentium D, later Xeon, Core 2 (not Core Duo), Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Atom processors)
There maybe more so please check to see if your processor is compatible. If you have any doubts or are not sure if you have a 64-Bit processor go with the 32-Bit version.
- Download Link: Pinguy_OS_10.04.1.2_x86-64.iso
- Torrent Link: Pinguy OS 10.04_x86-64.torrent
- Size: 1.3GB
- md5sum: 486d6eb3079db25ee592cf91dd0ad6a7
Pinguy OS 10.04.1.2 i686 (32-Bit)