Introducig Robolinux; Another Linux Distro for Windows Users With Stealth VMs
Not too long ago we posted an article on Manjaro Linux for Gaming and how it is one of kind with regards to its ability to allow for smooth gameplay. Apart from Manjaro, there are many other Linux distributions that claim to offer the same thing, a seamless gaming experience that is as good as a Windows PC.
This is because apart from gaming, many Linux users revert to using Windows so as to perform specific tasks or run certain apps that are unavailable on the Linux platform.
To solve this problem, we introduce to you an OS that has been created with a deep integration with Windows OS, Robolinux; it’s a Linux distribution that tries to find a tricky balance between Ubuntu and Windows.
Robolinux’s latest released version is Robolinux 8.5 LTS “Raptor” and it is based on Debian’s latest Linux repositories. It has releases available with Cinamon, LXDE, Mate and Xfce desktops. It also comes with a free installer which can be downloaded from SourceForge.
Robolinux 8.5 is built with the gaming community in mind, with the addition of a Steam client for Linux, Robolinux answers to Linux gamers. Plus, in view of its deep integration with Windows, Robolinux makes use of Stealth Virtual Machines and has support for all native Windows programs, which allows you to install different Windows variations with its one-click system.
The OS promises to swiftly run any Windows program as long as you know your hardware’s limits and install Windows versions accordingly.
Whenever you are not using its Windows capabilities, Robolinux will remain a complete Linux distribution with multiple customization options as if it doesn’t already come with a lot of free software, and if you think they are all bloatware then you can uninstall them with ease.
Some of the major applications that come with Robolinux 8.5 LTS “Raptor” are:
- Invisible Internet Project (I2P)
- Tor Anonymous Browser
- Tor Anonymous Chat
- PGP eMail Encryption for Thunderbird
- Clam AV, Keepass2, Privoxy, JonDo
- Google Earth
- Kdenlive Video Editor
- Plex Media Center
- Sub Title Editor
- Photo Filmstrip
- Pinta, specto and Wireshark