UXOS Workstation 2016

UXOS Workstation 2016 is available for download!

UXOS Workstation 2016 is a full-featured yet lightweight operating system designed for home and business use, complete with expanded multimedia support and a cloud-enabled Linux kernel.

Based on the solid foundation of Ubuntu, UXOS provides a solid and secure operating system with the latest software and security updates.

UXOS features a wide range of pre-installed applications for all users.

Graphics designers have instant access to GIMP (including extra plug-ins), the Blender 3D graphics/animation tool, and the Inkscape vector graphics tool.

For audio/video creation, UXOS comes with Audacity and Pitivi.

For playing back your music and movies, UXOS comes with Rhythmbox, Spotify, VLC and Totem. UXOS also includes built-in support to play back encrypted DVD movies.  In addition, Kodi is included, which gives you access to THOUSANDS of hours of TV shows and movies at no cost. UXOS also has Adobe Flash Player so you can watch YouTube videos immediately.

UXOS also includes Firefox and Chrome for easy web access as well as Skype and Pidgin – with built-in support for the new Yahoo Messenger – so you can chat with your friends around the world.

UXOS also includes the wildly popular LibreOffice Suite so you can create text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. If you know how to use Microsoft Office, you already know how to use LibreOffice.

UXOS also includes a powerful desktop virtualization app so you can install and run a full version of Windows without having to reboot your computer. In fact, you can use UXOS and Windows at the same time.

What OS is complete without games? UXOS comes with Steam (no membership included), Aisleriot Solitaire, Frozen Bubble (a great arcade-style puzzle game), as well as retro console emulators which can play ROM game files for the Atari 2600, NES, Super NES, N64, and Game Boy (classic Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance). (No ROM files are included.)

UXOS has built-in UEFI support for all 64-bit computers, including Macs. This means you can install UXOS on any 64-bit PC or any Intel-based Mac.

UXOS 2016 is available for free.  Please support this business by either making a generous donation below or by clicking on the ads at the bottom of the page.

XXCE Linux is now UXOS Linux!

As many of you know, XXCE Linux was started in 2008 to bring a multimedia-capable OS to the masses as well as a collection of “web apps” for mass appeal.

Well, the idea of “web apps” was clearly a fad, so I phased out the web apps and slowly turned XXCE (Xubuntu Xtreme Cloud Edition) Linux into XXOS (Xubuntu Xtreme OS). The last version of XXCE Linux – XXCE 5 – was released about six years ago.

In 2010, I also started a side project called UNEX (Ubuntu Netbook Edition Xtreme) which brought expanded multimedia to Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04. Well, the netbook fad has long passed, so UNEX slowly morphed into UXOS (Ubuntu Xtreme OS).

Last year, I toyed with the idea of adopting a macOS-style dock to the look and feel of UXOS and XXOS. Cairo Dock is pretty good, but it can be buggy at times.

Finally, I found the perfect dock app: Docky. It’s easy to configure, and it’s easy to make a default setting for all users.

However, with Docky, UXOS still has Unity, and I’m not a big fan of Unity.

So I have decided to retire the XXOS name and combine my UXOS and XXOS projects into one project which retains the UXOS name.

Even though the new UXOS is based on Xubuntu, it’s still Ubuntu under the hood.

So what will you get with the new UXOS?

You will get a simple yet elegant look and feel which will appeal to users of both Windows and macOS.

You will also get the same expanded multimedia support as with past versions of XXCE, UNEX, UXOS, and XXOS.

You will also get a wide range of included software which turns UXOS into a lightweight yet powerful workstation, ranging from graphics design (GIMP, Blender, Inkscape), audio/video creation (Audacity, Pitivi), gaming (Steam, Frozen Bubble, Aisleriot Solitaire), desktop virtualization (VirtualBox), music/video playing (Rhythmbox, VLC), web browsing (Firefox, Chrome), and chatting (Skype, Pidgin). In addition, UXOS will also include the Kodi Media Player so you can watch your favourite movies and TV shows online.

UXOS’ Linux kernel will also include built-in cloud support.

UXOS strives to become the new face of workstation OSes for home and business use.