openmamba livecd is the GNOME desktop based release of the openmamba operating system distributed in
ISO format so that you can make a CD or DVD with it, then the system can be used
simply by booting (or rebooting) your computer after inserting the medium in the CD/DVD reader.
It also provides an installation interface for system installation on fixed disk that
lets you use openmamba while maintaining the operating system pre-installed in
your computer (e.g. Windows).
It can also be installed into an external USB storage device (e.g. a pendrive) by using the
system tool openmamba USB installation.
It works on almost any Personal Computer: notebook, desktop and server.
Who is it for?
openmamba livecd-gnome is the medium for who wants to have a GNOME desktop based system to be used live
or to install into a computer. The installation can be later completed through the network.
It is suitable for most kinds of computer usages at home or office, i.e. accessing
Internet, producing documents, listening to music and watching movies.
GNOME based live desktop system for standard Personal Computers (Intel x86 compatibile)
top applications: LibreOffice, chromium, evolution, VLC, wine, gimp, audacity
3D graphical desktop support with open and proprietary drivers
A Intel x86 compatible Personal Computer (PC) with the following minimum features:
processor: Intel Pentium III or higher or AMD K6/Duron/Athlon or higher
384 MB of RAM (1GB is recommended)
a CD-ROM drive or USB with boot support
Additional requirements for system installation:
a fixed disk with 10 GB of free space or more
CD burning The livecd-gnome system is distributed as a standard ISO 9660 image file.
So you have to burn it as an ISO image file, the option is available in most CD
openmamba livecd-gnome fits in a 700 MB (80 minutes) CD-R o CD-RW empty support.
livecd-gnome startup Insert the CD in the player and restart the computer. On most computers the system
should start up automatically but sometimes you have to tell the BIOS to boot from CD.
Please see your computer guide or read the startup messages on video for more
information on how to boot from CD.
After a 1-3 minutes wait for system startup (times depend on computer hardware features)
openmamba desktop interface will be available and ready to use as liveuser user with
capability to run privileged commants using the sudo command.