|Latest stable release||5.0 / January 1, 2012|
|Available language(s)||English and Portuguese|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Default user interface||Xfce|
Dreamlinux is 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 comes from Brazil, and is based on Debian, another commonly-used Linux distribution. Dreamlinux can be used in Portuguese.
Methods of booting[change | edit source]
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[change | edit source]
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.