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OS family Linux
Working state Defunct
Latest stable release 5.0 / January 1, 2012
Available language(s) English and Portuguese
Kernel type Monolithic kernel
Default user interface Xfce
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Dreamlinux was a Linux distribution, a collection of computer programs that is designed for the use of the Linux operating system on a computer. The Dreamlinux distribution was made in Brazil, and is based on Debian, another commonly-used Linux distribution. Dreamlinux can be used in Portuguese.

Methods of booting

There are several ways to use Dreamlinux to run the Linux operating system on a computer.

  • Using a compact disc called a live CD, the computer user can start up (or boot) the operating system straight from the disc without installing anything on the computer.
  • The user can boot Dreamlinux in the same way from an external flash drive containing the programs, connected to the computer through a USB port.
  • The user can install the programs in Dreamlinux on a computer's internal hard drive and run them from there.

Graphical User Interface

Most operating systems have a graphical user interface, or GUI, which allows the user to interact with the programs using a graphical display. The GUI which Dreamlinux uses looks similar to the one used by Apple's Mac OS X operating system, with a toolbar in the center. The user can also download the "Engage" theme, which gives the toolbar some animated aspects.

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See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Dreamlinux para niños

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