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DistroWatch.com: Madbox Linux

Madbox Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Madbox Linux is a lightweight, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the Openbox window manager, the SLiM display manager, and a simplified desktop configuration system.

Average visitor rating: 8.67/10 from 3 review(s).


Madbox Summary
Distribution Madbox Linux
Home Page http://madbox.tuxfamily.org/
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Feature 14.04 12.04 10.10.01
Release Date 2014-04-30 2012-04-27 2010-10-30
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 0-0    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386
Init Software systemd Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en, fr Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 14.04 12.04 10.10.01
Package 14.04 12.04 10.10.01
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.23
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- 8.780
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.2 4.1
bind (9.11.2) -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.62) 34.0.1847.116 17.0.963.83 6.0.472.63
cups (2.2.5) -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.12
firefox (56.0.1) -- -- --
freetype (2.8.1) 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.2
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.15 2.12.1
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98
gtk+ (3.22.24) 2.24.23 2.24.10 2.22.0
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- --
kmod (24) 15 -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- 2.32.0
libreoffice (5.4.2) -- -- --
linux (4.13.9) 3.13 3.2 2.6.35
Package 14.04 12.04 10.10.01
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.2.3) 10.1.0 8.0.2 7.9git
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- 260.19.06
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.4.11.1
openjdk (8u151) -- -- --
openssh (7.6p1) -- 5.9p1 --
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o
perl (5.26.1) 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.1.10) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- --
postgresql (10.0) -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.5 2.7.2 2.6.6
qt (5.9.2) -- -- --
samba (4.7.0) -- -- --
systemd (235) 204 -- --
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- --
vim (8.0) -- 7.3 7.2
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.9.0

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
from 3 review(s)



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Version: 14.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-17
Votes: 0


re the previous review:

I'm running it for 3 years now and haven't met any bugs yet -
maybe because it's an appealing *Openbox* distribution ... ;)

otherwise agree completely, a fantastic basic distro;
also hope there will be a follow-up.


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Version: 14.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-02
Votes: 0


It's basic and it's got bugs. But if you have a little bit of Linux experience you'll be able to get this up and running in no time.

This is the most appealing Fluxbox distribution I have tried.

I have it running on one desktop computer now, and three laptops.

I do hope that the creator will release a follow-up.


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Version: 14.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-03-22
Votes: 1


Great low resource option for those familiar with Ubuntu. Works fine with older netbooks like Acer Aspire One.
Not much documentation but then Ubuntu itself is well documented and most how to's work here.

No menu for applications so a bit of guessing and browsing needed. Open synaptic from a terminal and see what's installed..


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