RhinoLINUX Main Edition is an open source Live Linux operating system based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution from Canonical. It is compatible with more than 40,000 applications from Ubuntu.
It is distributed as a single Live DVD ISO image. The RhinoLINUX Lite XFCE Edition and RhinoLINUX KDE Edition are also available for download from Softpedia.
RhinoLINUX Ultimate Edition 8.0 64bit "Trusty TOSCA"
UPCOMING RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT
The RhinoLINUX Software Project is pleased to announce the soon-to-be released RhinoLINUX Ultimate Edition version 8.0 - this release is our first 64bit edition of the RhinoLINUX series.
64bit multicore kernel
Ubuntu 'Trusty' source code and program compatibility
MATE 1.8 Desktop traditional Linux desktop GUI/shell
XBMC 13 Media Centre as alternate desktop shell
DESKTOP ENHANCED ICONS & THEMES
Ultimate Edition features many more icon and theme options than any other edition of RhinoLINUX! Colourful and snazzy icon sets as well as a
cool wallpaper collection make this the edition to have!
A comprehensive range of web/net apps are included incl Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird & especially an exciting new addition, an app similar to Skype but with tested lower data usage, popular smartfone support and entirely opensource: VIBER for Linux.
A wide range of multimedia players and converters is bundled in the Ultimate Edition. VLC, AVIdemux and SMPlayer are a few.
You can rip a DVD to DivX format with a single click, use DVDstyler to transform your MPG/AVI/WMF format clips/movies into a DVD playable on any home DVD system.
For those with extensive digital media we have also included XBMC Media Centre, as it says its a media application that allows you to access and play all your digital media incl pictures,video and music from a very easy to use interface.
The system can be set to boot directly into XBMC for systems intended as pure media systems.
Windows applications are supported, simply right-ciick on the program's .exe file and select 'Run with WINE'. WINE is a system layer that effectively converts a Win32 app into a Linux one in REALTIME.
For those wishing to, RhinoLINUX Ultimate Edition can run entire Windows (or other OS) operating systems in a purely software environment as Virtual Machines. Or it is possible to select features of an emulated PC and then boot and test that system.
A range of programming and coder's tools and Integrated Development Environments are available to make developing simpler and faster.
LibreOffice with excellent MS Office compatibility is included.
The GIMP, a Photoshop class image editor, is included along with some excellent image organizers/viewers.
This edition as with all RhinoLINUX releases includes professional data and drive recovery tools, partition editors and imaging and Midnight Commander, an excellent "Norton Commander" command-line file manager.
For a complete list of applications see the RhinoLINUX Shop at http://store.rhinolinux.com
This edition of RhinoLINUX, unlike our other releases, is NOT available for free download. It MUST to be ordered from the Store, on Live DVD or 8Gb Live USB media.
We would appreciate our users understanding that our reason for this is not to make money but simply to assist with running costs for the Project as a whole.
The RhinoLINUX free editions will continue to be free and developing them does cost us in terms of Internet data usage, website hosting and other costs.
Users who donate $10 or more will also be sent a DVD of this edition free-of-charge. Users who donate $20 or more will be sent a free USB 8Gb Live flash disk.
Welcome to the RhinoLINUX 8.0 Series!
Welcome to the 8th build of our Operating System family, RhinoLINUX.
Version 8.0 development has been fast-tracked due to our upstream contributor dropping support for the 'saucy' release from the end of July 2014 instead of October 2015. So we have begun building in parallel RhinoLINUX Main, Cinnamon, KDE and Lite XFCe editions all falling under the codename 'Trusty Tosca'.
In keeping with our tradition of naming RhinoLINUX projects after a beloved pet (past,present or future!) this release is dedicated to Tosca, a beloved German Shepherd dog who passed away 2 years ago, after 9 years of faithful service.
RhinoLINUX Version 8.0 is a LTS upstream release. What does LTS mean? it means that our upstream code is supported by the original developer, in this case Ubuntu & Canonical, for Long Term Support, for 5 years. Anofder of our upstream contributors - the LinuxMint team - have already announced that they will be building only on this LTS release until 2019.
RhinoLINUX development is not going to follow the Mint team's path, but will continue to release 2 releases per year in line with Ubuntu releases,and these releases will remain compatible with the relevant release. ie v8.0 is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' - v9.0 will be compatible with Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn',
We will still endeavour to include certain Minty tools with RhinoLINUX where possible.
We will be releasing RhinoLINUX Main Edition, with a MATE Desktop, around mid-July, and shortly thereafter the first release of RhinoLINUX Cinnamon Edition. We expect the KDE and Lite editions to be finished around end of July 2014.
These editions will all be made available free of charge. We will as always appreciate any donations toward running costs of the development project.
We are also planning another first, a 64-bit edition of RhinoLINUX which we will be bundling with extra apps, games, tools and themes - this will be called RhinoLINUX Ultimate Edition v8 'Trusty Tosca' 64bit. But this will not be a free release.
RhinoLINUX 8 Ultimate Edition 64-bit will be available only from our store for $ 15 US DVD OR $ 20 US 8GB USB Flash disk.