Ready Linux is yet another Ubuntu-based distribution, but this time, combined with the rarely used Sawfish Window Manager. It is designed to be light, quick and retro in appearance. Watch a video here.
This project was originally created in 2014 and as such, is based on the Ubuntu 14.04.05 LTS release. Which doesn't reach its "end of life" till April 2019.
Ready Linux is currently on the Distrowatch projects not ready list if you would like to recommend it. And you can read its first review, which comes from Japan.
This is what Ready Linux looks like. It boots straight to a terminal, ready for your commands.
To connect to a wireless network, watch this video. Or type sudo wicd-curses. Press down arrow to highlight your network, then press the right arrow key to go in to settings. Press down arrow until you highlight 'Key:'. Then enter your password, f10 to save and hit enter on your selected network to connect.
You can also access most of the software and settings via the usual point and click method. Left-click anywhere near the light blue border to access the menu. You can install Ready from here, load various programs or customise the Sawfish Windows Manager. You may also shutdown or reboot the system from here.
super + m = maximise window
super + u = unmaximise window
super + w = move the window with the mouse super + r = resize window with mouse
super + d = delete window
super + left arrow = fill left hand of screen with window
super + right arrow = (you can guess)
alt + tab = cycle through windows
super + 1 = activate workspace 1 super + 2,3 or 4 = activate workspace 2,3 or 4 super + x = open lxterminal
super + f = open firefox
date = current time and date
acpi = current battery state
sudo poweroff = turns the power off
sudo reboot = reboots the system
df = list of mounted drives
sudo fdisk -l = list of drives including those not mounted pumount (e.g/dev/sdb1) = unmounts a usb connected device for safe removal sudo apt-get update = and of course this one to keep your system upto date sudo apt-get install = to install your favourite package apt-cache search = helpful to find your favourite packages actual name sudo apt-get purge = to get rid of the rubbish packages you installed sudo apt-get autoremove = to get rid of all the stuff that has been left behind
Terminal: abcde - audio cd ripper alpine - email client --> youtube how to video alsamixer - volume control (make sure everything is unmuted by pressing m) apcalc - calculater (type 'calc’ followed by equation e.g.'calc 98*105’) calcurse calender and to-do lists application cdw - cd disc writer utility cmus - audioplayer (Press 5 to browse computer, 2 free music files included) elinks - web browser espeak - says what you type (e.g. espeak "hello world") finch - instant messaging client fortune - quote for the day htop - interactive process viewer lxterminal - terminal mc (midnight commander) - coolest named file manager ever nano - text editor rtorrent - bittorrent client sc - spreadsheet scrot - screen shot capture wicd-curses - network manager wordgrinder - word processor GUI: feh - image viewer firefox - web browser gimp - image editor gparted - disk manager pcmanfm - file manager remastersys - back up your system unetbootin - create live usb boot sticks vlc - audio and video player zathura - pdf viewer Games: argmagetronad - tron game with internet multiplay burgerspace - burger time clone game dodgindiamond2 - shoot'em up arcade game ('m’to shoot) epiphany-game - boulder dash clone game