Web site: marchlinux.wikidot.com
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Based on: Arch Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | July 22, 2007
March Linux – a simple, lean, fast and Arch Linux based distribution for a desktop which urges the users to learn Linux instead of holding their hands at every step.
Just like Arch Linux, from which it is derived, March is also a lightweight and flexible distro which tries to Keep It Simple. Configuration is very easy, mostly involving editing of text-files. Although a few GUI config tools are available, they all try to be compliant with the Arch way, which essentially stands for “freedom of choice, keep it simple, learning, and user-control”. This is what the guiding philosophy of March aims to be.
At the same time, March Linux offers you a ready-to-run environment with a Fluxbox desktop and a host of useful apps.
You can do the following right out of the box :
– Listen to music and watch movies in a variety of formats, record sounds
– View pictures and perform graphical editing
– Connect to and browse internet, check emails, download via torrents, perform ftp transfers
– Play a number of cool games, including a few DOS based ones
– View and edit document files, create spreadsheets, view pdf-s, perform calculations, take notes
– Do small programming in a number of languages with an IDE
March is designed to run amply well on a 128 mb RAM machine, PII or later (or equivalent); a 160 mb RAM is recommended for best performance.
March Linux 1.0 i386 481MB.iso