moon OS

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Developer Chanrithy Thim
OS family Unix-like
Source model Open Source
Latest release 4.0 Main Edition, 2.0 LXDE Edition / January 2011; 3 years ago (January 2011)
Platforms IA-32, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic kernel
Default user interface GNOME
License GNU General Public License and other licenses
Official website

moonOS is a Linux distribution that uses the GNOME desktop environment.

Default software[edit]

The default software selection contains several well-known applications like Firefox and GIMP. Here is a list of the default software:

It is believed that moonOS is a fork of Linux Mint. moonOS has a similar user interface as Mint, and moonOS' IRC client opens the Mint help channel when launched.

MoonOS 4 "Neak"[edit]

With the release of Neak, the moonOS team uses the GoboHide tool from GoboLinux[1] to compile a Linux kernel that uses a file hierarchy exclusive to moonOS. The new file system is designed to be easy and clutter-free. This release also brought various changes, including: updated kernel (a 200 line patch), Synapse for easy application/file searching, the switch to GNOME (from Enlightenment), and the new AppShell framework. The AppShell framework is a newly created way of installing applications in Linux by in a way similar to OS X. Under this system, applications can be installed on the system by dragging the corresponding .appshell file into the AppFiles folder.


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