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Mozillux: A Nice Linux Distro With a Unique Software Set

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Mozillux is a French Linux distribution that is leaner and more family-oriented than is typically found in young open source communities.

Released about a year ago, Mozillux is now at version 13.5.1. It is primarily a portable Linux OS that boots from a DVD or USB drive, but you can also install it on a hard drive.

As its name suggests, Mozillux promotes Mozilla software and is designed as a complete software suite. Many computer users are familiar with various Mozilla cross-platform applications such as browsers and email clients -- Firefox and Thunderbird, in particular. In similar fashion, the Mozillux OS is an ideal Linux distro for both beginners and intermediate users.

I was pleasantly surprised at how comprehensive its installed software collection is. Adding applications is not dependent on distro-specific software repositories. Instead, Mozillux uses the Synaptic Package Manager.

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