Overclockix Revived: Debian-based Distro Nostalgia

Overclockix, like KNOPPIX STD (remember that one?), is one of those rare use specialist distributions that will always prevent it from widespread adoption, but that’s not the point. It was discontinued in 2005 but has recently been revived by several enthusiasts on the Overclockers forum. Read the full announcement here. Back then it was built around the KDE 3 desktop but the new development team have held a poll where Gnome Shell came out top as preferred environment. As Overclockix is based on Debian (stable) this means we get GS 3.4 at the moment, a relatively early release still lacking many features. The download is quite small, under CD size, and the distribution comes with some neat tools you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else by default.