Some key features
Try before you install
Granular comes as a Live
CD/DVD which means that there is absolutely no need to install it if you just want to give it a try. Just insert the Granular CD/DVD in your disc drive and reboot the PC. If the BIOS has been configured to boot from CD/DVD drive first, then Granular will automatically start after reboot. That's it. It's magic!
Menu and taskbar placement
The main Menu and taskbar (collectively called Kicker) in the KDE in Granular is oriented at the top of the screen, contrary to it's conventional placement at the bottom. If you come from a GNOME background, you'll find this orientation very easy to use, but if you are a habitual KDE user, you'll find it a bit difficult to get accustomed to this placement. But once accustomed, you'll find it very easy to use. Alternatively, you can easily change its position to your desired one.
Choice of desktop environments
With the latest edition of Granular, 1.0
, you get two exciting desktop environments
. Everyone's favorite and highly customizable KDE
, and the lightweight, stunningly fast and beautiful Enlightenment
are both packaged up into one Granular CD. So there's something for everyone.
Switching between various desktop environments
Switching between the various environments in Granular is very easy. At the login screen, before entering your username and password, just select the desired session (KDE or Enlightenment) by clicking on the Session button near the bottom-left of the screen. Then fill in the login information to log into the selected desktop environment.
Granular's Menu system
||The menu system in Granular (Kickoff) is perfect example of easy navigation. The menu structure allows the user to quickly access various applications. It also feature the search option to get to a specific application fast.
Know about your applications
will allow the users to check out the various available applications in Granular with their full descriptions. In this way, the end-user will be fully aware of the applications he/she has pre-installed on the system. This will help the user understand the software and its usage better.