No, this is not a traditional “Linux distro”. The RoxOS guys are feeling like innovating today, even by breaking legacy and some compatibility at places with other Linux distros or Unix. RoxOS is a desktop OS which is evolving by using existing tools (Linux kernel, X11, ROX Filer, gnu etc), but somewhat modified (e.g. new filesystem hieriarchy and dependancy on filesystem’s metadata). Most apps will probably
need repackaging or altering in some way in order to run on RoxOS. Join the discussion or the project. This project was made known to us after the long discussion we had the other day about innovation and on creating a new OS, but by re-using existing tools and extensively modifying them, in order to cut production time and to easily get hardware support (via X11 & Linux or FreeBSD’s kernel).