All about the PCLinuxOS Openbox 2011.08 desktop
Release Date: 08-19-2011
Produced by: Melodie
User Level: Intermediate, AdvancedInfo:
Openbox is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Openbox is not a desktop manager, it is a window manager with extended features. But with the addition of a few small programs, a full desktop is achieved. It is also unique as a “stand-alone” Openbox version thanks to openbox-menu. This small program allows you to have Openbox right-click menus which are dynamically reloaded each time you add or remove a program, as does any full desktop with a task panel and program menu launcher. The standard Openbox installation does not provide these capabilities. Openbox uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments. It is especially suited for cloud computers with low hardware specifications, such as netbooks, mobile devices (e.g. MIDs) or older computers. It is also well-suited to modern computers with fast CPUs and lots of RAM. You can install your favorite programs in an environment that leaves more of the computer's resources available for CPU and memory-hungry applications.Features:Kernel
18.104.22.168-bfs kernel for maximum desktop performance.
Full Openbox Desktop.
Nvidia and ATI fglrx driver support.
Multimedia playback support for many popular formats.
Wireless support for many network devices.
Printer support for many local and networked printer devices.
Addlocale allows you to convert PCLinuxOS into over 60 languages.
LibreOffice full edition installed.
MyLiveCD allows you to take a snapshot of your installation and burn it to a LiveCD/DVD.
PCLinuxOS-liveusb – allows you to install PCLinuxOS on a USB key disk.Highlighted Applications:
LibreOffice – full version installed on LiveCD
Bleachbit – system cleaning program
LXPanel - panel with system menu, program launcher, window docker and system tray
ePDFViewer – PDF viewing client
Fileroller – archiving client
Firefox- web browser (Chromium and Opera available from our software center)
flash-player-plugin – flash support
GIMP – graphic drawing program
ImageMagick – graphics manipulation
Viewnior – graphics viewing program
GnomeBaker – CD/DVD burning program
kernel-22.214.171.124-pclos1.bfs-1 – BFS kernel for maximum desktop performance
Geany – text editor
PCLinuxOS-LiveUSB Creator – Put PCLinuxOS on USB key disk (New on LiveCD)
DeadBeef- music player
mc and mcedit – Norton Commander-style file manager and text editor
PCManFM- file manager
MTPaint and MTPaint Screenshot – paint and screenshot programs
VLC – multimedia video and audio player
Sylpheed – email program
XChat – IRC client
ClamTK – virus scanner
Osmo – calendar, notepad and task reminder
RadioTray – internet radio player
SGSearch – desktop search program
GTKam – digital camera photo manager
Gajim Instant Messenger – IM client
Xsane – scanner program
12,000 additional programs available from our Synaptic Software Manager after installation to your computer.Hardware requirementsProcessor
Modern Intel or AMD processor.Memory & storage
RAM : 384 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended.
Hard disk : 5 GB minimum, 10 GB or more recommended if you plan to install additional software from our repository.Video card
nVidia, ATI, Intel, SiS, Matrox, VIA.
3D desktop support requires a 3D instructions set compatible card.
Any Sound Blaster, AC97 or HDA compatible card.
CD/DVD drive requiredOpenbox Mini Version “Bonsai”
Release Date: 08-18-2011
Produced by: Melodie
User Level: AdvancedFeatures:
Kernel 126.96.36.199-bfs kernel for maximum desktop performance.
The proprietary video drivers are not included. The zram swap-to-RAM kernel module, present in the kernels of all PCLinuxOS versions since kernel 2.6.37, is preconfigured. This Openbox version is intended for advanced users who know what programs and features they want, and do not want to uninstall unwanted programs.Highlighted Applications:
ssh – secure shell
lftp – advanced file retrieval tool that supports FTP and HTTP protocols
tint2 - panel with window docker and system tray
Geany – text editor and programming IDE
Midori - web browser (Firefox, Chromium and Opera available from our software center)
PCManFM – File manager
mc – CLI file manager and utilities
EDIT: corrections made