Tori (鳥) means Bird in Japanese and a bird is a symbol for freedom which this project is all about.
Minimal, Simple, Fast, Small and Gives you a freedom of choice to build your system the way 'you' want and like.
1. ToriOS will be based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Mini ISO with NON-PAE Kernel by default and will be an LTS system.
2. There will be only few packages by default and the user has 100% freedom to choose, download and install the package he/she needs, wants and/or desire. ToriOS will work out-of-the-box with the minimal possible working system. It is for the user to decide what system to have based on ToriOS.
3. Old machines with NON-PAE CPU will not go to trash yet. ToriOS will be the system to help these machines to breathe new life.
4. RAM Usage will be as minimal as possible - the target is to create a system that is using less RAM than Lubuntu (and other distributions).
5. When it comes to the default installer. We are interested to go for OBI. However, the founder of the OBI explained that it is not possible to use it at the moment. Ubiquity, as everyone may know, needs more than 256MB RAM at the best cases and sometimes, it requires even more. That will be one of our challenges
6. ToriOS has no plans for now to use zram-config by default.
7. More Technical Information can be found here.
Why another Linux Distribution?
1. Ubuntu and its official variants, specially Lubuntu, does not support NON-PAE Hardware - Lubuntu 12.04 is not an LTS version.
2. While everyone can use the Mini ISO (download, install and build a system), some users have some difficulties + after installing the Mini ISO, there will be NO GUI, only CLI. ToriOS will provide a working system with GUI before and after installation.
3. The installation of toriOS will be much more easier than installing the Mini ISO.
4. AFAIK, there is no working system having the above features. Yes, you still can build it but that will take time. ToriOS is offering this 'by default' and you just need to install it.
5. What is so special about ToriOS is its community (team). It is based on team work spirit. They are so friendly, nice and work as one family. No decision no matter what to be taken unless everyone votes and agree (majority). It took 3 days to decide a name for this project because everyone had to vote for that.
Why Ubuntu 12.04 and not 14.04?
1. Because 14.04 is not yet released and we are planning to release ToriOS version 1 before releasing Ubuntu 14.04.
2. Because EOL for Windows XP is less than 3 months ahead and it is good to have a system for users to save their machines and never pay for Microsoft or go for other alternatives. Of course, everyone is free to use whatever system they like but why not offer them something and then, it is for them to decide what path to take?!
Unlike what some may think, this is not to increase the number of Linux Distributions by 1 more system. In fact, this project has a vision to 'decrease' the number of Linux Distributions. HOW?
We do have a vision to approach other projects and ask them to merge with us. However, we need a working system to show to the world and then ask people to join. But of course, if any project/community would like to join now, that would be great.
You can email us:
It is not yet ready because we have just finished the registration recently. However, ToriOS team is very active and working hard to get more information on our website.
We offer emails: @torios.org as well for our team and whoever interested with this project.
Contacts of ToriOS
Founder of ToriOS
Development of ToriOS and Plans
ToriOS Team on Google+
ToriOS Team on Facebook
Coming Soon : Facebook Page, Google+ Page and Twitter for ToriOS
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