Kuki Linux is a new custom Linux distribution designed to run on Acer Aspire One laptops. Like Linux4One, which is also an Aspire One-specific distro, Kuki Linux is based on Ubuntu. But there are a few things that make Kuki special.
First up, the operating system is small. The disc image is only about 400MB, and it doesn’t take up a ton of space on the Aspire One’s solid state disk. The latest version of Kuki is version 2.0 Alpha, but Kuki 3.0 should be ready soon and according to the developers it takes just 1.1GB of disk space and boots in 11 seconds. The user interface is based on the XFCE window manager and the operating system includes software like Firefox 3.0, MPlayer, Audacious, Pidgin, Abiword, and Gnumeric.
The Kuki servers got hammered yesterday after Distrowatch mentioned the site in its latest newsletter. The web page is up and running again but you might want to grab the latest release via bittorrent rather than trying to download it directly from the Kuki Linux servers.