Chalet OS is a Modern Distro With a Slightly Reworked Xfce DE – Now on 16.04 LTS

ChaletOS, which “came from the style of the mountain houses in Switzerland” is a beautifully-crafted Linux distro that aims to ease the transition of users from other operating systems (specifically Windows) to Linux.

While this concept is not new, it has been one of the things that drive the Linux industry towards usability, user-friendliness. and perfection.

We had previously test-driven the distribution and featured it in our top 5 best alternative distributions for Windows 10 users.

In my test of Chalet OS, the operating system does provide a solid experience that is on-par with other distros in its league and its easily one of the best distributions for Windows users and MAC alike looking to migrate to Linux.

For my test, I used the 14.04.3 release which was based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty tahr and uses a tweaked version of Xfce. however, the latest and greatest of the OS is out in the wild and based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

The operating system incorporates some neat tools like like a Style Changer that will let you change the themes and icons across the operating system plus more than a dozen wallpapers to boot.

Watch the video for an overview of the Chalet OS experience. While the video is basically an overview of the predecessor, you can be sure, not so much has changed from it and it’s sequel that uses Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus as its base.


From their Google Plus page, “This system is not too different from Xubuntu, on which it is based, but ChaletOS has a style that everyone knows well, appealing simplicity and an impressive speed. All this will let them fall in love with this system quickly. Because of its small hardware requirements it will revive some old machines and refresh others, not so old”.

Chalet OS 16.04 is basically a refinement over the previous 14.04.3 release many more bugs have been squashed with more than a few touches all through the system.

I find Chalet OS to be more than an interesting and user-friendly OS and if you’ve manage to build quite a similar feeling after watching the video, you may head on to their website or their Google Plus page.

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Jesse is that tech enthusiast you never heard of...he's mainly into things relating to Linux and Android and has an unending passion for both platforms which is why he writes about them.

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