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NimbleX is a small but versatile operating system which is able to boot from CD, flash memory (USB pens or Mp3 players) and even from the network. Because it runs entirely from a CD, USB or network it doesn’t require installation or even much...


In NimbleX you can browse the web with Firefox, chat with your friends using the Kopete multi-protocol IM application, download torrents with Transmission, use DC++, connect remotely to other computers and many more. Accessing network shares on both Windows or Linux machines is as easy as 1 2 3

You can listen to your favorite music with XMMS and Juk, watch movies with xine or mplayer, burn CDs with K3B, edit/encode video with avidemux and a lot more with the other multimedia applications included. Just double-click and play your favorite media.

The components of KDE Kontact are tailored to work well with each other. KDE Kontact delivers innovations to help you manage your communications more easily, organize your work faster and work together more closely, resulting in more productivity and efficiency in digital collaboration.

In NimbleX you have the most important applications from KOffice like Kword, KSpred and KPresenter. You have a word processor that can work in two modes: page oriented or layout oriented, a powerful spreadsheet application, a full-featured presentation program.

NimbleX 2008 RC PDF Print E-mail

NimbleX 2008 RC, just escaped to be enjoyed by the world!

I am very pleased to announce the Release Candidate of NimbleX 2008!
Since Beta there are major differences and it's the closest thing I can imagine to final version. Actually the main reason for calling it RC is the eventuality some important bug sneaked in.

The important highlights since beta are:

  • lost 16MB to be back to 200MB
  • Addition of the NimbleX USB Installer
  • Improvements to the Safe Installer
  • NimbleX is now split in 9 for greater flexibility
  • Added important software like: LinuxDC++, Avidemux and the GSlapt Package Manager
  • Polished many things so that it pleases the eye :)
  • Compiz was added and configured in NimbleX. For starters, everyone that has a 3D card supported out of the box by X can enjoy the 3D effects. Hopefuly, in the future, people will contribute to package drivers for this feature.
  • many more other changes


Even though it's not recommended, in this version you can use .deb and .rpm packages to escape the dependency hell easily. All you have to do is to doble-click the .deb or .rpm packages to install them and hope it will work.


If you are interested in the 3D Desktop effects open a terminal and use the "startcopiz" command. To go back to standard KDE there is also the "stopcompiz" command.

There is no doubt, in my opinion, that this is the best realease of NimbleX so far. Don't hesitate to download it and don't forget your feedback is very important.


The package list for this can be accessed HERE.

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