Bento antiX i486

Bento antiX i486 Openbox applications menus
Bento antiX i486 Openbox applications menus

Size: 695 MB

Bento antiX i486 is a respin from the distribution antiX Linux 32bit system with an i486 kernel,rebuilt with the help from members of the antiX forum https: //www.antixforum.com

The wallpaper comes from a Charlie Henson background on https://gnome-look.org.

User level : beginners and up.

Hardware requirements : from 1 GB RAM, 2 GB recommended, and 730 Mhz processor minimum + 7200 RPM HDD or SSD (PATA or SATA).

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Bento antiX i686 PAE

Bento antiX i686 menu Openbox
Bento antiX i686 PAEmenu Openbox

Size : 698 MB

Bento antiXi686 PAE is a spinoff of the antiX Linux 32bit system rebuilt with the help from members of the antiX forum https://www.antixforum.com.

Wallpaper by Charlie Henson on https://gnome-look.org and logo letters made with Gimp.

User level: beginners and up.

Hardware requirements: 1 GB RAM at least, 2 GB recommanded, and 32bits CPU with 730 Mhz minimum + HDD 7200 RPM ou SSD (PATA ou SATA).

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Bento Openbox antiX amd64

Bento antiX amd64 Openbox menus

Size: 678 MB

Bento antiX amd64 is a spinoff of the antiX Linux 64bit system rebuilt with the help from members of the antiX forum https://www.antixforum.com.

Wallpaper by Charlie Henson on https://gnome-look.org and logo letters made with Gimp.

User level: beginners and up.

Hardware requirements: 1 to 4 GB of RAM at least, and 64 bits processor, (minimum power not tested) + HDD 7200 RPM or SSD (PATA or SATA).

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Bento Openbox Remix 20.04 core

Bento Openbox Remix 20.04 core 5 is the latest Ubuntu Openbox Remix version available.

Bento Openbox Remix 2020
Bento Openbox 20.04

The installation image is 734 MB large, and reducing the size below 700 MB is now proving difficult. Also, Ubuntu no longer provides versions for older computers equipped with 32-bit processors.

However, Ubuntu is still a very good choice for an easy use on most computers, and thanks to the LTS editions, can allow keeping your installation always up to date.

To get it, go to the Downloads page.

/!\ This very stripped “core” version is intended for users who prefer minimalism, so if you would rather want an edition fit to use “out of the box” with many codecs and applications for everyday use, you will prefer either an official version or one of the community editions supported by Canonical.

Bento Openbox 2020 is around the corner

Bento 2020 soon available!

First, have a look to the new Bento Openbox!

Bento Openbox Remix 2020
Bento Openbox

Previously

I had produced Ubuntu remixes on top of Ubuntu Mini Remix in 2012 and 2014, but I had to find a new basis to rebuild as Fabrizio BALLIANI gave up on his project.

A reminder : Bento Openbox comes with a set of light components easy to use which makes the system easy to use and very snappy while relying on  Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Therefore less programs are needed in order to get a functional computer, and more computer power is available for the user’s software.

Additionnally some computers being able to start in CD only, or with the network, which isn’t always at reach for the users, the disk images size provided are less than 700 Mo as much as possible, which has become difficult to do when using these modern GNU/Linux distributions meant for a large audiance!

I had timidly produced a 16.04 version using Bento Openbox 14.04 as a basis, which led me to remove many user programs in order to obtain a small disk image.

The result was a usable system, however I was not fully satisfied.

At last this year I decided to start from another basis :  the excellent Xubuntu Core produced by Unit193 !

No more 32bits versions : Ubuntu doesn’t provide them anymore.

We will have Bento antiX instead in order to continue providing for old computers, therefore rebuilt on antiX (i486 kernels for the 32bits computers and also for 64bits,  plus UEFI might also be possible).

There is indeed a Bento Openbox Remix, there will also be Bento antiX versions which will evolve further.

Everything is still in test, already good for use, and needs some more improvements.

Stay tuned!

 

Bento Openbox Trusty soon final

After weeks of testing and improving details, Bento Trusty is out… as RC2. Indeed, while it looks like it’s ready for all, it would be good to let a large community test it.

The programs included in Bento Openbox Trusty : Libreoffice, all the needed packages to configure the printer, and also Gimp, Inkscape, gThumb, Mirage, Pdfshuffler, Simple Scan, Gspeaker, Guvqiew, many programs to configure everything and to setup the user preferences. Also all the programs presented in the post “ Bento Openbox Vivid RC1 and RC2

Bento Openbox

Changelog:
This is a fully updated version, were added Baobab (to see the HDD occupation), remplacement or LXrandr bu aRandr, added Pdfshuffler to manipulate pdf files and the gallery here after presents other graphical applications included:

Downloads page
32 and 64bits:
bento-trusty-rc2-i386.iso (689Mo)
bento-trusty-rc2-i386.iso.md5sum
bento-trusty-rc2-x86_64.iso (696 Mo)
bento-trusty-rc2-x86_64.iso.md5sum

Presentation Bento Trusty RC2

Bento Openbox Trusty

The other programs are the ones installed in Sushi, which is the minimalistic version:

User interface:
Midori to surf the web, Geany as text editor and programming tool with syntax coloration;

Text mode tools:
sdparm, testdisk, htop, mc, lftp, hdparm lshw, openssh-server, openssh-client, rtorrent…

Other Internet software:
Some tools for the network, including network-manager-gnome, wpasupplicant, wpagui;

Transparency:
Xcompmgr is installed and configured, Compton is installed and is waiting for some configuration;

Several community sources have been added with their PPA repos and some of their software:

  • « ppa:mati75/lubuntu-testing » provides Openbox 3.6.0 git with a patch from Mati75 allowing to use xdg-autostart instead of python-xdg, if obsession is installed, and provides Midori 0.5.9 to replace the old Midori 0.4.3 from the repositories;
  • « ppa:kalgasnik/ppa » for lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, provides a graphical tool to customize the lightdm login screen;
  • « ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa » for vibrantly-simple-icon-theme, an awesome icon theme provided with several colors to choose from.

Bento Openbox Vivid RC1 and RC2

The two new ISOs, are Release Candidates, and are for this reason reduced sized test versions ( 475MB) for a Vivid edition of Bento Village with the codename “Sushi”. They come with almost no application for everyday use, and tools for the advanced users.

La future Bento Vivid
La future Bento Vivid

 

As a reminder, Bento Openbox is a super light version built on Ubuntu and easy to use for everyone.

Here are a few programs contained in Sushi:

User Interface:

Midori to surf the web, geany as text editor and programming tool with syntax
highlighting,

Text tools:
sdparm, testdisk, htop, mc, lftp, hdparm lshw, openssh-server
openssh-client, rtorrent,

Network:
tools for the network include network-manager-gnome,
wpasupplicant, wpagui,

Transparency
xcompmgr is installed and configured, compton is installed
and waiting for the xcompmgr configuration files to be ported to compton.

There are also several community PPA and their program:

  • The “ppa:mati75/lubuntu-testing” provides Openbox 3.6.0 git with a patch written by Mati75 allowing to use xdg-autostart from the obsession project, instead of python-xdg if obsession is installed, and provides Midori 0.5.9 as a replacement to the old Midori 0.4.3 from the actual repositories;
  • The “ppa:kalgasnik/ppa” pour lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, as it’s name states, provides a graphical user interface to configure the Lightdm login screen;
  • The “ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa” brings the vibrantly-simple-icon-theme, a beautiful and lean icon theme which comes with several colors.

The RC1 version contains resolvconf while the RC2 provides openresolv. I have not yet made my mind about which of the two does a better job for the resolver. Some feedback are needed in order to pick up one for the future final version.

As always, get to the Downloads page to get them.