ALT Linux Compact is a one-disk Linux distribution designed for home and office use.
Version: 2.3ALT Linux Compact is a one-disk Linux distribution designed for home and office use. It is ideally suited for pre-installation on workstations and notebooks. Compact 2.3 includes a well-chosen collection of free office and Internet applications.
Operating System: Linux
ALT Linux Compact 2.3 represents a new line of distributions from the leading Russian free software development company. Compact 2.3 contains a balanced combination of the simplicity and convenience of a modern graphical interface, the power and reliability of the GNU/Linux platform and the effectiveness of traditional UNIX tools. The distribution allows you not only to become familiar with the exciting world of modern free software, but also to immediately start working in the new environment.
The distribution includes the most reliable and functional user applications needed to perform everyday tasks, to work in the Internet or in the local network, to view and edit office documents, to represent and process multimedia data. It also includes a small collection of free games. After installing ALT Linux Compact 2.3 you will have practically everything needed for quality work and recreation.
The distribution supports modern motherboards, processors and video accelerators. It also allows to use the widest spectrum of peripherals such as printers, modems, digital cameras, scanners, USB devices, etc.
The installation of ALT Linux Compact 2.3 may become your first step into the community of users and developers of free software. Participation in the community, aside from the pleasure of getting to know interesting people and raising your technical qualification, is your personal contribution to a common cause. By expressing your opinion, offering comments and suggestions, you can considerably help certain free software projects and the Free Software Movement in general.
The main software packages that are a part of the distribution are as follows:
· Linux kernel version 2.4;
· XFree86 graphical system version 4.3;
· KDE graphical user environment that includes Konqueror Web browser, KMail mail client, Kdict and Ksocrat dictionaries and a multitude of other applications;
· OpenOffice.org office package with full support of the Russian language;
· Mozilla Web browser and mail client.