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DistroWatch.com: ToriOS


Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

ToriOS is a Debian-based distribution which is designed to work on older computers, even 32-bit machines which do not support running PAE-enabled kernels. ToriOS strives to maintain the KISS principle and uses JWM to provide a lightweight graphical user interface.

Average visitor rating: 8.47/10 from 19 review(s).

ToriOS Summary
Distribution ToriOS
Home Page http://torios.top/
Mailing Lists https://lists.launchpad.net/torios/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums http://torios.top/contacts/
Documentation http://torios.top/documentation/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://torios.top/download/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/~torios
Related Websites  
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Feature 1.5
Release Date 2017-02-26
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 700-800
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop JWM
Package Management DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 1.5
Package 1.5
abiword (3.0.4) --
alsa-lib ( 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.3
bind (9.15.6) --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) --
cups (2.3.1) --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.12
firefox (71.0) --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.5.2
gcc (9.2.0) --
gimp (2.10.14) --
glibc (2.30) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.2) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.46) --
grub (2.04) --
gtk (3.24.13) 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.12.0) --
kmod (26) 18
krita ( --
libreoffice (6.3.4) --
linux (5.4.3) 3.16.39
Package 1.5
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.11) --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) --
mesa (19.3.0) 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.2) --
NVIDIA (440.44) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13.0.1) --
openssh (8.1p1) 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.1t
perl (5.30.1) 5.20.2
php (7.4.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) --
postfix (3.4.8) --
postgresql (12.1) --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.9
qt (5.14.0) 4.8.6
samba (4.11.3) --
systemd (244) 215
thunderbird (68.3.0) --
vim (8.2) 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.16.4

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Version: 1.5
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-03-21
Votes: 2

As one who still wants to see development for older computer gear...ToriOs appears to be an option that is more full featured than something like puppy, tiny core, dsl, or slitaz. I personally have never ran across this particular installer and found it to be pretty simplistic. The default wm is not something I'd want to live in but I can could deal with it for sure.

Hopefully this project will continue

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Version: 1.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-12-08
Votes: 4

Installed version 1.0 on Compaq Armada E500. Pentium III and about 400MB RAM, new 40GB IDE HDD. Install was effortless via livedisk and then 'one button install'. Quite responsive too, though not yet added a lot of software.

Not a great fan of the visual theme, but given the age of the hardware (released around 2001) the actual performance, which is what I am interested in, is terrific. These machines were designed with Win 2000 and then xp in mind and a lot of more recent distros cannot be used on non-PAE hardware, meaning you're stuck with an insecure OS.

ToriOS fixes that, and the install was dead easy. I admit, I just toasted the whole HDD, so I did not need to worry about partitioning or sharing with another OS, but the computer is usable when before it was not.

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Version: 1.5
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-11-25
Votes: 1

I really liked the system, especially for its lightness and speed, but it would be very useful a 64-bit version to have the possibility to install more application, I know the system was developed for old computers, but I liked it too much and wanted to use as standard system from my 64 bit computer.

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