Lightweight, portable and flexible operating system
alphaOS is a simple and minimalistic Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture, built using 'Linux Live Kit' set of scripts developed by Tomas M. It is based on Arch Linux and uses pacman as the default package manager. This operating system features highly configurable and lightweight Openbox window manager. Modular by design, alphaOS makes it easy to add desired functionality.
Standard iso image is bellow 140 MB and it comes with: Firefox web browser, SpaceFM file manager, Audio and video players (Deadbeef and Gnome mplayer), Image and PDF viewers (Gpicview and Evince), Frisbee for connecting to wireless networks. Set of custom applications developed for alphaOS include Simple radio player, Control center and Emendo text editor - all written in Vala.
Installation of this operating system to the hard disk or USB flash drive is done as so called "frugal installation", by following provided guide under the Help menu. Installation CD is distributed as hybrid, which you can either burn to a CD or write to a drive using 'dd' command in Linux or programs like 'Win32 Disk Imager' in Windows.
Version 14.0 has kernel 3.12.0 and is based on Arch packages from 2013/11/18. Starting from this release alphaOS is a 64-bit only operating system. Instead of eudev in this version is used udev from original systemd package from Arch Linux, kernel is compiled with more modules enabled, and there is boot speed improvement because frisbee network service is started in the background. New boot codes (fresh, noxorg, fsck, usbmode, resize) are added, and there is doc file under the ReadMe submenu explaining how to use them. Removed is pacmanxg4-bin package. .
I'm very pleased to announce version 12.2 as first ever alphaOS release based on Linux Live Kit. More details in this post.