When it comes to versatility in desktop customization, there is no doubt that Linux is the operating system in which this quality is best evidenced, specifically in the Fenix OS distro.
And it is that, when we find a Linux distro loaded with as many tools as Fenix OS, it is difficult to establish a starting point to explore.
Ubuntu served as the basis for the development of this distro to which a selection of software was incorporated that resulted in a daring and ambitious operating system, but which, unfortunately, has lacked a proper promotion that invites the user to discover the wonders that has to offer.
As we mentioned at the beginning, one of the characteristics that constitutes the strong point of Fenix OS is that of providing a great margin of customization with regard to the appearance of your desktop, which although it shows a good display of elements in its default form, it also has themes that will allow the user to replicate the desktop appearance of MacOS, OS X, classic Mac OS Macintosh, as well as Windows; from Windows 95 to Windows 10
However, we know that appearance is not everything when determining the efficiency of an operating system and, in the case of Fenix OS, the number of tools that you will find is diverse, which have been designed to satisfy the different needs that may have a Linux user.
One of the things that is most surprising about Fenix OS is that it has been endowed with the ability to run on Raspberry Pi devices in which its author claims to have successfully tested it in versions of only 2 GB of RAM
Features of Fenix OS
When entering the official page of Fenix OS we can find a description of everything that awaits us when acquiring this operating system.
First, we will have a repertoire of software tools to carry out all kinds of tasks, such as Inkscape, Audacity, LibreOffice, Openshot or Telegram. You will also have Snap, a software manager with which you will have the opportunity to choose what to add or remove.
Added to the list we also find RetroPie and Kodi. The first will help us to recover games from old consoles, while the second will allow us to turn the PC into a multimedia center to enjoy any content from the Internet such as movies, series or music.
But not everything ends here, since, to everything mentioned above, other tools are added such as its own assistant and AndEmu, an Android emulator with which to run applications of this platform on Linux.
In addition, on the official Fenix OS page we find a download section where links to the different versions of this operating system will appear, 0.7 being the most recent.
In the FULL version of Fenix OS you can have several desktops such as XFCE Cinnamon, Openbox and LXDE along with replica themes for MacOS and Windows desktops.
It should be noted that, although this version is compatible with Raspberry Pi, the release of new versions compatible with Windows is expected later on, both in its portable and installable versions.
A total of 2.9 GB is the space that you will require to install this Linux distro with all the tools mentioned above.
In case you want to install it on a Raspberry Pi you must follow the corresponding instructions. Tools like Raspberry Pi Imager will be of great help if you want to install Fenix OS on the microSD memory of your Raspberry.