Live Installer Images
Void releases include two types of images: base images and "flavor" images. Both types of image, and the different flavor images, are described below.
Void provides installer images containing a base set of utilities, an installer program, and package files to install a Void base system. Images are provided for glibc based systems on both i686 and x86_64 processors, as well as musl based systems on x86_64-compatible processors.
In addition to the base image, Void provides additional "flavors" which each include a full desktop environment and web browser, and are pre-configured with basic applications for that system. The install process for each of these images is the same as the base image. The flavor images only differ from the base image by which packages are included and installed.
Note: we encourage Linux beginners to try one of the flavor images. Users comfortable with a more advanced setup may prefer to install Void from a base image.
Comparison of flavor images
Here's a quick overview of the main components and applications included with each flavor:
|Window Manager||Enlightenment Window Manager||Mutter (Muffin)||Openbox||Openbox||Metacity (Macro)||xfwm4|
|File Manager||Enlightenment File Manager||Nemo||PCManFM||PCManFM-Qt||Caja||Thunar|
|Web Browser||Firefox ESR||Firefox ESR||Firefox ESR||QupZilla||Firefox ESR||Firefox ESR|
|Document Viewer||-||-||-||-||Atril (PS/PDF)||-|
|Plain text viewer||-||-||-||-||Pluma||Mousepad|
|Image viewer||-||-||GPicView||LXImage||Eye of MATE||Ristretto|
|Other||Mixer, EConnMan (connection manager), Elementary Test||-||LXTask (task manager), MIME type editor||Screen grabber||Screen grabber, file finder, MATE color picker, MATE font viewer, Disk usage analyzer, Power statistics, System monitor (task manager), Dictionary, Log file viewer||Bulk rename, Orage Globaltime, Orage Calendar, Task Manager, Parole Media Player, Audio Mixer, MIME type editor, Application finder|