Snakeoil Operating System (Snakeoil OS) is based on the popular Ubuntu Linux Distribution - one of the most popular Linux distributions available today. The Operating System is audiophile optimised - carefully designed to transform your computer into a high quality Computer Audio Player (CAP) for your digital music. The flexibility of Ubuntu plus the innovative design of the Snakeoil OS web-application (WebApp) gives you the power to easily change the functionality and features of your computer - giving you full control over how you want music to be played back.
Based on the popular Angular4 by Google, the Snakeoil OS WebApp turns complicated Linux commands into a simple, intuitive point and click interface. The mantra of Snakeoil OS is to make Linux easy for you to use so you can focus all your attention and energy to enjoy music!
The only caveat is the hardware selection. Snakeoil OS uses a custom built kernel with a lot of system services and drivers disabled. You will need to select the right hardware to even get Snakeoil booted up. Please refer to the hardware requirements for more information.
Why do I call this distro Snakeoil? This word is often used as a derogatory way in the audiophile circles. By adopting this name for the project it is hoped a positive light can be shed on the word, and maybe people can feel less repulsed by it. Do not judge a book by its cover.
This is my little way of transforming the world into a better place. Ultimately I would like anybody who look up audiophile snake oils to end up here at snakeoil-os.net. :)