What is Emmabuntus?
These distributions claim to be simple, open and fair. They are the results of the humanitarian crossing the free culture, to build together distributions for everyone.
- Distributions based on Xubuntu 12.04
- Quick setup mode through automation scripts
- Mode live on USB/DVD
- Install standalone without internet, everything is installed with the distribution
- Installation or not of non free software
- An additional 60 applications
- A dock allowing access to all applications
- 3 languages supported (English, French and Spanish)
Comparing to others similar distributions, Emmabuntüs claims to be easier, more accessible and lighter. However, it offers a wide range of installed softwares and includes a large amount of humanitarian and free softwares/projects weblinks and documents.So from reading the WIKI what I have understood is that Emmabuntus is based on Xubuntu 12.04, contains a lot of software and it is easy to setup and navigate.
Read on to find out if this is true or not.
Hardware RequirementsThese hardware requirements come straight from the WIKI page:
- Processor: Intel or AMD
- Ram: 512 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended
- Hard Disk: 20 GB minimum
- Video Card: nVidia, ATI, Intel, SIS, Matrox
- Sound Card: Sound Blaster, AC97 or HDA compatible
- Other: DVD drive or PC can boot from the USB port
How to get Emmabuntus
The second question asks whether you want to install the proprietary stuff such as Flash, MP3 codecs and fonts.
- Thunderbird and Evolution mail clients
- Chromium and FireFox browsers
- Pidgin and Empathy messenging software
- Skype, Ekiga Softphone, Wammu
- XChat IRC
- Filezilla FTP Client
- Transmission torrent software
- Ubuntu one
- Google Docs
- Document Viewer
- Ebook Reader
- Rhythmbox, Audacious, Clementine Audio Players
- Audacity - Audio Editing
- GPodder - Podcasts
- VLC Player, SM Player
- Cheese Webcam Viewer
- Openshot video editor, WinFF
- Openshot, FotoXX, Picasa, Digikam
- Play On Linux
Connecting to the internet
Changing the desktop background
Flash and MP3
- Keep it minimal by only installing the applications necessary to run the operating system.
- Install a popular set of applications you believe users would like to use.
- Install a heavy assortment of applications so that users do not have to download anything extra.