Retro is yet another Ubuntu based distribution, but this time, combined with the rarely used Swordfish Window Manager. It is designed to be light, quick and retro in appearance.
This project was originally created in 2014 and as
such, is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release. Which is still
supported till late next year (2018). I would recommend running
and apt-get upgrade once installed.
This is what Retro Linux looks like. It boots straight to a terminal, ready for your commands.
To connect to a wireless network, type sudo wicd-curses. Once in, highlight your network, press the right arrow key, you will now be in your network settings. Press down arrow until you highlight 'Key:'. Then enter your password, f10 to save and hit enter on your selected network to connect.
You can also access most of the software and settings via the usual point and click method. Left-click anywhere near the light blue border to access the menu. You can install Retro from here. You can also change workspaces, load various programs or customise the Swordfish Windows Manager. You may also shutdown or reboot the system from here.
super + m = maximise window
super + u = unmaximise window
super + r = resize window with mouse
super + d = delete window
super + left arrow = fill left hand of screen with window
super + right arrow = (you can guess)
alt + tab = cycle through windows
super + x = open lxterminal
super + c = open chrome browser
date = current time and date
acpi = current battery state
sudo poweroff = turns the power off without the need to a enter password
sudo reboot = reboots same as above
df = list of mounted drives
sudo fdisk -l = list of drives including those not mounted pumount (e.g/dev/sdb1) = unmounts a usb connected device for safe removal sudo apt-get update = and of course this one to keep your system upto date sudo apt-get upgrade = to upgrade sudo apt-get install = to install your favourite package sudo apt-cache search = helpful to find your favourite packages actual name sudo apt-get purge = to get rid of the rubbish packages you installed sudo apt-get autoremove = to get rid of all the stuff that has been left behind
lxterminal - terminal mc (midnight commander) - coolest named file manager ever usbmount - because not so cooly, mc doesn’t auto mount without it alsamixer - volume control (make sure everything is unmuted by pressing m) htop - interactive process viewer sc - spreadsheet apcalc - calculater (type 'calc’ followed by equation e.g.'calc 98*105’) wordgrinder - word processor cmus - audioplayer (Press 5 to browse computer) feh - imageviewer (mc will use this to open images) zathura - pdf viewer wicd-curses - network manager cdw - cd disc writer utility scrot - screen shot capture finch - terminal email client elinks - terminal web browser google-chromium - web browser gparted - disk manager remastersys - back up your system unetbootin - create live usb boot sticks gimp - image editor vlc - audio and video player burgerspace - burger time clone game dodgindiamond2 - shoot'em up arcade game ('m’to shoot, I love the music on this one) epiphany-game - boulder dash clone game (use arrows to get all the objects and progress to next level) gltron - tron game
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