|This distro is no longer under active development. It may have serious bugs or security flaws that will not be fixed by the developers. This page remains here for informational, archival, and/or historic purposes only. We recommend that you use another distro instead.|
| Founded:||2004 (edit)|
|Release Date:||January 28, 2005 (edit)|
|Next Release:||n/a (edit)|
|Derivative of:||Debian (edit)|
|Home Page:||http://www.watsky.net/ (edit)|
BeatrIX is a GNU/Linux operating system. A live CD based Linux distribution started by Steven Watsky, it was designed to look very simple, in order to be as accessible as possible to new users. It can run in 64Mb RAM Live. A new BeatrIX desktop has just four icons (e-mail, instant messaging, word processing and web browser). Hence, anyone who has some computer experience will be able to use BeatrIX.
BeatrIX is a small operating system, taking up only 200MB. The liveCD fits into 80 mm discs that can store up to 184 MB of data (this form factor has also been called "CD3", since it is about three inches across).
BeatrIX uses the 2.6.7 of the Linux kernel and GNOME version 2.8 as its GUI desktop. It comes equipped with productivity tools such as Open_office.org (version 1.1.2), Mozilla Firefox (version 1.0) web browser, Gaim (version 1.0), etc.