ZevenOS 5.0: a lightweight Linux with a multimedia twist
There are Linux distributions out there for flattering most each ambience and purpose, though each once in a while I’ll come opposite one that seems generally intriguing.
That happened this week with a recover of ZevenOS 5.0, a Linux distro that’s formed on a lightweight Xubuntu though adds a multimedia focus.
“I am unapproachable to announce a recover of ZevenOS 5.0,” reads a Tuesday announcement on a plan site. “ZevenOS still is a best Linux placement with a BeOS touch.”
For those who don’t remember it, BeOS was a multimedia-centric handling complement from Be Inc. that was dropped several years ago.
Open source Haiku has in many ways picked adult where BeOS left off, though in a meantime ZevenOS borrows elements of BeOS’s demeanour and feel for a possess multimedia-focused handling system.
Included among several media-oriented apps preinstalled in a new OS are OpenShot 1.4.3, that facilities YouTube upload support, as good as Audacity 2.0 for sound. Also enclosed are PulseAudio 2.1, Inkscape 0.48, GIMP 2.8, and a DeaDBeeF 0.5.6 and MPlayer2 media players.
Xubuntu 12.10 forms a basement for a software, whose aged deskbar apparatus has now been transposed by a Xfce4-panel deskbar mode, that adds extensible plugin support and some-more coherence in desktop configuration.
Kernel 3.5, X.org 7.7, Firefox 17, Abiword 2.9.2, and Claws-Mail 3.8.1 turn out a list of other pivotal additions.
The video next shows ZevenOS 5.0 in action.
A tailored spin
Xfce and Xubuntu are both good lightweight choices in a universe increasingly bogged down by massive software, and they’re generally useful if we have comparison hardware.
Now, for those with a multimedia focus, ZevenOS provides a tailored spin on a judgment that’s still concordant with a Ubuntu repositories.
You can give this program a try by downloading a 700MB .iso record for giveaway from a ZevenOS website.