Introducing Orbis OS (Now In Pre-Alpha)
November 19, 2011 § 12 Comments
Hey guys!!! After months of work on this project, I would like to proudly introduce Orbis OS, an OpenSUSE-based Linux distribution designed in mind for anime and manga fans alike. Besides that, it has also designed to be user-friendly as possible and easy to use especially for Linux newcomers. Unlike OpenSUSE, Orbis OS is self-dependent in terms of package use and update cycle besides being more simplified and uses upstream branding for most of the system. Orbis OS contains essential pre-installed applications such as Mozilla Firefox, Amarok Music Player, VLC Media Player, Deluge Bittorent Client and several more. We have also pre-installed Flash Player, Java and several codecs for your ease so you don’t have to install them when using Orbis OS. Here is a rundown of some of the features offered on Orbis OS:
- Ease of use and reliable
- Works out of the box
- Secure and virus-free
- Compatible with many devices, files and even works with Windows applications
- Free and open source
However, Orbis OS is currently in Pre-Alpha stages so it is still not suitable for day-to-day use yet or replacing your Windows yet. But, you can try out Orbis OS by downloading it here or by torrent here. It is recommended to try out Orbis OS on a virtual machine like Virtualbox/VMWare or on a spare computer (if you have one). We also have a wiki website and our temporary homepage here. Below are some screenshots of Orbis OS.
As this is a Pre-Alpha release, there may be some bugs and I would be happy if you can report them here as soon as you find them. Also, if you have any suggestions I would be happy to hear it from you guys too so I can improve on it on the next version release. Also, we will post the latest news of Orbis OS on this very blog like new versions or development. Of course, if you have anything to say, you can go to my “Contact Me” page on this blog. This is a new project and I hope I can get some support from you guys.