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.
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.
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 = activate workspace 2 super + 3 = activate workspace 3 super + 4 = activate workspace 4 super + x = open lxterminal
super + c = open chrome browser
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 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 GUI: 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 Games: 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)
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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