ADMOS-Lite

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ADMOS-Lite
Developer Abhradip Mukherjee
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Update method APT (front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg
Platforms IA-32, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic
Default user interface LXDE
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official website admos.sourceforge.net

ADMOS-Lite (previously known as minimalubuntu) is an operating system that features LXDE and lightweight programs based on Ubuntu (operating system), but it is not an official project by Canonical Ltd. The goal of ADMOS-Lite is to create a distribution based on Ubuntu that is reasonably fast even on limited hardware & consists of 100% free software only. In contrast to other variants of Ubuntu, ADMOS-Lite is focused on providing a trimmed set of software packages while providing the experience expected by a modern computer user. Furthermore, the user interface is designed to be usable even at smaller resolutions such as those on older computers and netbooks.

ADMOS-Lite uses software from the repositories of Ubuntu but also excludes non-free elements. ADMOS-Lite is promoted, developed, and distributed by the P4F Project.

Naming[edit]

Previously naming was thought to be done as MinimaLubuntu. It was a mix between the two strings Minimal and Lubuntu. Lubuntu in turn stands for LXDE based distributions of Ubuntu. But finding the possibility that the use of Ubuntu Trademark may lead to trademark issues the P4F project team soon changed the name to ADMOS-Lite. ADMOS is the main operating system development project at P4F.

Main Characteristics[edit]

  • Minimal (308mb)
  • Version 1 is Based on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Uses Desktop Environment provided by LXDE
  • Ready to go for further customiztion with necessary tools inbuilt including a CD/DVD burner
  • Fast file processing and a nice file manager.
  • Inbuilt IceCat Browser (100% Free Alternative to Firefox 3.5) with private browsing features.
  • 100% Free Software (i.e. No restricted or multiverse module)
  • Easy Graphical Package Installer with Synaptics
  • Lightweight text editor Leafpad.
  • Comes Free of Cost.

Licensing[edit]

This software is released under GNU GPL.

History[edit]

  • Release of ADMOS-Slack as the original lightweight distro from P4F on 19 May 2009. It was a slax remodification.
  • Release of ADMOS-Lite on 27 September 2009. Base changed to ubuntu and size stripped down to 308mb from 386mb

Support[edit]

Support for this operating system is provided primarily through forum and official mailing list