A Business Card Size Bootable Linux Distribution Based on The Slackware Operating System

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AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is an open-source, free and bootable Live Linux distribution based on the Slackware Linux operating system. The target architecture is 32-bit (i386). While previous versions used the FVWM window manager, recent AUSTRUMI releases are distributed with the beautiful Enlightenment graphical desktop environment on a minimalistic Live CD.

Live CD boot menu options

The distribution is available for download as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image that has approximately 300MB in size. By default, the Live CD will be copied entirely to RAM (system memory), allowing users to eject the boot medium after the live system starts. However, from the boot menu, you can also start an existing operating system.

The live environment is powered by Enlightenment

As mentioned, the live environment is powered by Enlightenment, which provides users with a modern, fast and eye-candy Linux desktop experience. Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, emelFM2 file manager, gitmail (Ghost In The Mail) email client, GIMP image editor, GQview image viewer, Inkscape SVG editor, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, Bluefish HTML editor, and gv PostScript and PDF previewer.

Includes some handy networking applications

The distribution also include some handy networking applications, including the Nmap network scanner, Ettercap LAN sniffer, interceptor and logger, AirSnort wireless LAN (WLAN) tool, Gspoof TCP/IP packet sending tool, Hydra login cracker, LinNeighborhood Samba client, mtr traceroute utility, tsclient (Terminal Server Client) frontend for rdesktop and vncviewer apps.

In addition, the gFTP FTP client, Skype free internet telephony, Apache web server, vsftpd FTP server, xmail mail server, MPlayer movie player, and SimpleCDR-X CD creation and audio manipulation program are also installed in the AUSTRUMI Linux distribution.

The perfect candidate for old and dusty computers

Being based on Slackware, this operating system will be a perfect candidate for old and dusty computers, where recent versions of the Microsoft Windows can no longer be installed. Imagine the ability to boot your favorite Linux distribution whether you are at home, at school or at work. Because of the fact that AUSTRUMI only requires few system resources, it is recommended for old hardware and low-end computers.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used AUSTRUMI and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂