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NimbleX

NimbleX is a small but versatile operating system that is able to boot from a small 8cm CD, USB, or from the network. It doesn’t require installation or even much hardware. It is based on Slackware with the use of Linux live scripts, which provides it with thousands of free software packages that can be downloaded from the Internet. It has a GUI, a lot of built in software for browsing the Internet, writing documents, listening to music, playing movies, and more. It also has basic server functionality.

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  •  07 May 2010 06:33

    Release Notes: Almost everything is new. The major changes include Linux kernel 2.6.33 with the latest Squashfs4 and Aufs2; X.Org Server 1.7.5; and new applications: OpenOffice.org instead of KOffice, more KDE Games, updated GIMP, VirtualBox, Firefox, Transmission, GParted, and a lot more. The new main desktop environment is KDE 4.

    •  24 Jul 2008 13:10

      Release Notes: Some new improvements were made to the USB installer. RC was drastically slimmed to fit more usable things. VirtualBox OSE is now standard. Partimage is inluded so you can backup and restore stuff. Some initial clustering support was added with OpenMPI. A basic Firefox kiosk mode can be booted from the CD. A lot of software was updated to the latest version. Bluetooh was finally fixed and it seems to work well. Compiz was cleaned a bit and some usability was added.

      •  21 Mar 2008 17:58

        Release Notes: This release has lost 16 MB to be back 200 MB. A USB installer was added, and several improvements were made to the Safe Installer. NimbleX is now split into 9 parts for greater flexibility. LinuxDC++, Avidemux, the GSlapt Package Manager, and other software have been added. Many things were polished. Compiz was added and configured. The initrd is now designed to support PXE boot in the final version. There are many other changes.

        •  03 Feb 2008 20:22

          Release Notes: The major highlights are the Experimental Safe Installer, better LZM compression, a split into 5 pieces, 9 desktop environments, and many other things. The Experimental Safe Installer is a very important addition that allows people with XP, and in the future with other distributions, to make a "one key hit" safe deployment to the HDD. Other significant additions are the GIMP, XINE, Firefox, XMMS, GParted, ClamAV, and support for RPM and deb packages.

          •  07 Dec 2007 07:51

            Release Notes: This is a special edition of NimbleX that is smaller than 100MB. The USB installer is slightly better than the one in 2007v2. K3B was added so you can burn CDs and DVDs. Support was added for PDF files. More than 240 Webcam models are now supported. The RDP (Windows) and VNC remote desktop protocols are supported. A modified version of Quax's kweb2mod was added to use software from the Internet. A wizard was added to create the nimblex.data file to easily save changes. Parted, iptables, guarddog, wget, xfsutils, dosfstools, grub, gawk, less, unarj, and nano were added.

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