Makulu Linux Aero Edition, a recommended distro for those who are migrating from Windows


For, all those readers who have been migrating from Windows and even better for all those who are testing Linux in a virtual machine or have ventured into a dual boot installation, Today we will talk about a distro that is focused for you.

The distribution that we will talk about today is MakuluLinux this is a Debian derivative and is designed to deliver a Windows Aero-style desktop experience.

About Makulu Linux Aero Edition

Makulu Linux Aero Edition has been made to look more like Windows. The Makulu website describes this version as follows:

This is not a Windows clone, it just looks and feels similar.

It is 100% Linux and just as powerful as any other Linux environment.

This build only exists because users requested its existence.

MakuluLinux Aero's unique desktop environment has been designed from the ground up to look exactly like the user interface of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system..

With this, Windows users will feel more identified. MakuluLinux Aero offers a large and impressive collection of software.

As a the goal of the distribution is to be nice to Windows users, MakuluLinux comes pre-installed with Wine and PlayOnLinux so that users can install all the Windows applications and games they want, as well as the Steam client for Linux, the Chromium web browser, the Synaptic package manager and the Pidgin instant messaging client.

Like other variants of Linux designed for those who are migrating from Linux, Makulu comes pre-installed with the necessary codecs and drivers for a smooth multimedia experience on a variety of hardware platforms.


In addition, the system also includes Evolution email client and groupware, BleachBit system cleaner, GNOME Paint drawing program, Deluge torrent client, the WPS office suite, the video converter HandBrake, the PiTiVi video editor, ClamTk antivirus software, Adobe Flash Player, VLC Media Player, Boot Repair, and Popcorn-Time.

What sets Makulu apart is definitely in the choice of applications. The software picks are definitely one of a kind and they rank anywhere.

Makulu is not set up to be a lightweight distribution, so by default, given that, for the visual effects, in addition to the desktop environment being based on Cinnamon. The requirements to be able to run this distro are similar to Ubuntu.

Download MakuluLinux Aereo

Finally, if you still do not have MakuluLinux Aereo installed on your computer and you want to download and install this Linux distribution focused on users who are migrating from Linux on your computer or you want to test it under a virtual machine.

You just have to go to the official website of the distribution and in its download section you can get the image of the system. The link is this.

You can save the downloaded image to a USB device with the help of the Etcher application.

The Aero Edition of MakuluLinux is currently distributed as a single ISO Live DVD image containing packages optimized only for 64-bit hardware architectures. (x86_64) and can be burned to a 2GB or larger USB flash drive as well as a DVD.

MakuluLinux Aero boot details

When initializing the MakuluLinux Aero operating system from the preferred boot media, you will notice that the live session will automatically start in ten seconds if you do nothing.

In order to access the start menu, they must press any key during the waiting time of 10 seconds. This will bring up the boot menu, allowing users to start an existing operating system from the local drive.

But also you will be able to access advanced options, and the ability to start MakuluLinux in compatibility or recovery modes and check the integrity settings of the bootable media (only if booting from a DVD).

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  1.   Ignacio said

    I find it a very interesting distro for newcomers from windows. I have had it installed but I find that it has too many "bugs". It seems to me that Zorin does a better job.

    1.    David naranjo said

      Thank you Ignacio for your comment.

    2.    fak77a said

      Very good apps out of the box d makulu - popcrntme, vlc, chromium, wps office, I wonder they have not included MEGA,