Meet Lin-X Linux 1.1

It's almost unanimous when it comes to the look of the Apple OS, Mac OS X, because the look and feel of this system is very beautiful and pleasant. Proof of this is the amount of themes that exist for both Linux and Windows that seek to mimic Mac OS X.

These themes do not always work, or if they do, require a certain amount of work to get everything right, without any kind of error. Wouldn't it be great if there was a Linux distribution that came natively with the Mac look? It sure would be! This is exactly what you find in the Lin-X distribution.

Features Offered

The distribution developed based on Ubuntu 8.10 (Inteprid Ibex), which makes it maintain Ubuntu's security and stability, as well as the practicalities and facilities offered by the system, such as the apt-get tool, repositories and the update manager, but with a totally redesigned look.

This new look is practically a replica of Mac OS X, entitled Dock (the famous app bar on the Operating System desktop) and everything! Besides the different look, it is also possible to find some programs that are not installed by default when installing Ubuntu, such as aMSN.

Lin-X interface

Virtually all applications that are installed on Ubuntu 8.10 are also available on Lin-X, such as the Firefox browser, OpenOffice application suite (version 2.4), the Gimo image editor, and many others.

Another positive point that can be given to this distribution is the fact that, like Ubuntu, Lin-X LiveCD, which makes it possible to test the Operating System without actually having to install it on the computer's hard drive, and without not even change any file contained in it.


After downloading the ISO image, you should burn it to a DVD (this can be done through programs like Brasero or K3B). Then you must restart your computer with the DVD inside the player tray in order for the computer to boot to it.

In this step, your computer must be set up so that it will try to find the boot device in the CD / DVD drive before looking for a boot from the hard drive. If your computer does not have this setting, you must change the options in the BIOS setup.

After booting from the DVD, you will see a screen with a menu. For both installing and simply testing the distribution in LiveCD mode, type live (without quotes) and press Enter. In a few moments the distribution will be loaded and ready for use.

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