PC/OS is a user-friendly desktop and server Linux distribution based on Xubuntu.
Some of its most interesting features include support for popular browser plugins, addition of packages for multimedia production, content creation and software development, and an innovative desktop layout.
Uptrack kernel manager
Postfix E-Mail server
Full Support for WebObjects 5.4
Chromium web browser
OpenJRE and Iced-Tea Plugin for Java compatibility
Back-In Time backup suite
LSB 4.0 Compliance
Full Oracle DB support
Easy to use graphical interface
Along with this release the system comes with, Audacious, Totem, and Google Chrome.
Some of the web apps that come bundled with the system are:
All multimedia codecs are supported as well as DVD Playback
Roberto Dohnert has announced the release of OS4 1.0 "OpenDesktop" edition, a Xubuntu-based distribution targeting legacy 32-bit hardware, ultrabooks and netbooks: "Today we are proud to announce the general availability of OS4 OpenDesktop 1.0. OS4 OpenDesktop is a 32-bit offering that runs on all legacy 32-bit hardware as well as the newer ultrabooks and netbooks. With this release we focus on mobility and cloud computing. Along with this release the system comes with Audacious, Totem, and Google Chrome. Some of the web applications that come bundled with the system are: Angry Birds, Pandora, Netflix, Flixter, GMail and offline GMail, Google Drive, eBuddy, Weather Channel, Google Books, Google Music, Google Calendar, New York Times, Hotmail and WebCam toy. All multimedia codecs are supported as is DVD playback." Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. The OS4 1.0 "OpenDesktop" release is available for free download from the ibiblio.org server: os4-od-1-0.iso (847MB).
• 2012-08-19: Distribution Release: OS4 1.0 "OpenDesktop"
• 2012-07-11: Distribution Release: OS4 12.5
• 2010-03-30: Distribution Release: PC/OS 10.1.1
• 2010-03-11: Distribution Release: PC/OS 10.1
• 2010-03-03: Distribution Release: PC/OS 10.1 "OpenWorkstation GNOME"
• 2010-02-20: Development Release: PC/OS 10.1 Beta 2
OS4 OpenDesktop 1.0 vs Google Chrome
With the release of OS4 OpenDesktop 1.0 people have been asking us what are the differences between Google ChromeOS vs OS4 OpenDesktop 1.0. The purpose here is to outline those differences.
Both have a similar strategy to offer the best experience in the web app and mobile markets. when it comes to user interface, ChromeOS tries to copy Microsoft Windows 7. We have a fresh new interface thats easy to learn, 10 minutes or less, and use and takes advantage of smaller to larger screens giving you maximum screen real estate usage.
Installable on all legacy hardware as well as modern hardware.
OS4 OpenDesktop is installable on all legacy hardware as well as more recent hardware. we support from the Pentium 3 all the way to the new i7.
ChromeOS is limited to hardware prescribed by Google Inc.
Installation of 3rd party packages
OS4 OpenDesktop is open to outside software development meaning all 3rd party apps built for Debian or Ubuntu are installable on the system.
ChromeOS is limited to the web apps included with Google ChromeOS,
Acquiring the software,
You can acquire OS4 OpenDesktop for $45.00 from our storefront or you can freely download it with no support. You can also get OS4 preinstalled on one of our netbooks.
With ChromeOS you have to buy new hardware in order to acquire the OS.
So we are installable on virtually all hardware, no expensive system boards or hardware to buy so we have a lower price point. With all the application updates being pushed out by their providers, and major system updates coming from us that lowers the attack surface on the system.
OS4 OpenDesktop 1.0 is downloadable from the internet, we ask for a $20.00 donation but no part of the system is restricted. or you can order a USB key with a burnable or bootable ISO for $45.00