Ready Logo Ready Linux  

Operating System Version 0.1

Hello, you can download the 64-bit version here

or download the 32-bit version here.

The username is 'ready' and the password is blank (just hit enter).

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.

This project was originally created in 2014 and as such, is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release. Which is still supported till late next year (2018).

Ready Linux is currently on the Distrowatch waiting list if you would like to recommend it.

This is what Ready Linux looks like. It boots straight to a terminal, ready for your commands.

Ready Screen

To connect to a wireless network, type sudo wicd-curses. Once in, highlight your network, press the right arrow key, you will now be in your network settings. Press down arrow until you highlight 'Key:'. Then enter your password, f10 to save and hit enter on your selected network to connect.

Ready Screen

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.

Menu Options

Some useful info

1. Keyboard Shortcuts
(where super is your window key)

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 = activate workspace 2
super + 3 = activate workspace 3
super + 4 = activate workspace 4
super + x = open lxterminal
super + c = open chrome browser

2. Useful Commands

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

3. Packages List

abcde - audio cd ripper
alpine - email client
alsamixer - volume control (make sure everything is unmuted by pressing m)
apcalc - calculater (type 'calc’ followed by equation e.g.'calc 98*105’)
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
sc - spreadsheet
scrot - screen shot capture
wicd-curses - network manager
wordgrinder - word processor

feh - image viewer
gimp - image editor
google-chromium - web browser
gparted - disk manager
remastersys - back up your system
unetbootin - create live usb boot sticks
vlc - audio and video player
zathura - pdf viewer

burgerspace - burger time clone game
dodgindiamond2 - shoot'em up arcade game ('m’to shoot)
epiphany-game - boulder dash clone game
gltron - tron game (best played 2 player)

Future Updates and Bug Reports

For Version 0.2

8th Dec '17
Change Tron game to Armagetron 'cos it has Internet Multiplay.

3rd Dec '17
Firewall not enabled as standard. Temp fix by typing sudo ufw enable.

3rd Dec '17
Change web browser to Firefox.

26th Nov '17:
Intermittent black screen for long time until boots up on samsung laptop. Temp fix by pressing Alt+F2 to drop down to terminal and play and wait until loads up.

26th Nov '17:
No gui file manager to interact with file uploads through browser. PCManFM installed.

26th Nov '17:
Terminal resolution out of sync on different monitor resolutions. No current fix!

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