Chromixium is an Open Source project and draws heavily from a number of sources which I would like to credit in full here.


Ubuntu is currently the underlying base technology and the most important part of the jigsaw that is Chromixium. The current build is based on the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu, codenamed ‘Trusty Tahr’, version 14.04.

Ubuntu is comprised of many components which are licensed under varying licenses. See here for more details.

The source code for the Ubuntu base can be downloaded by enablling the SRC repositories within Synaptic or in /etc/apt/sources.list. This command will pull down the source for any package:

apt-get source <package>

Alternatively, you may browse packages and their sources here:

In Chromixium the Main, Universe and Multiverse repositories along with their updates and security-updates counterparts are enabled by default.

By definition, Chromixium owes a great deal to the Debian Linux distribution upon which Ubuntu is itself based.

Desktop Technology

The Chromium browser and Chromium OS projects are obviously the main inspiration behind Chromixium. These are the Open Source drivers behind Google’s flagship Chrome and Chromebook projects. I have included the latest Chromium browser within Chromixium and recreated the look and feel of the wider Chromium Operating System known as Aura/Ash using Open Source alternatives, notably the Plank dock, Openbox Window Manager, LXPanel and the Gnome Files/Nautilus file browser.

3rd Party PPAs

In order to include some more up to date packages, some PPAs are enabled by default. These draw packages directly from the software creator’s repositories hosted on

Source code can be obtained in the same manner as above.

Manually Installed

The following packages are not available in the official Ubuntu repositories or PPAs and have been included by installing .debs manually or building the packages from source:

A number of 3rd party and bespoke Python and Bash scripts are included, but as these are not compiled, the source is visible by all!

Please find the source code for all of the above on my GitHub page:


Adobe Flash Player is provided via the Pepperflashplugin-nonfree package. This package downloads Google Chrome, unpacks it and places the Flash Player plugin where Chromium can find it. Google Chrome is not installed nor otherwise used. The terms of use of Adobe Flash Player are found towards the end of the Google Chrome license. Please note, this package is not Open Source/GPL and is released under it’s own license.

If you are not comfortable using Pepper Flash in Chromixium, you can uninstall it using the Flash Player tool in the Control Panel.

As I understand it, I am able to include this package as long as the player itself is only used as a browser-plugin. If this is not correct, please contact and I will remove it.


The default desktop wallpaper is provided with special thanks to Clemens Günthermann who has given his permission for it’s use:

buneset II

buneset II © Clemens Günthermann

The remaining desktop wallpapers come courtesy of the free photo group on Flickr, or are provided by RichJack:

The default icon theme is a highly customized icon set incorporating original work inspired by Chromium OS and also derivations of the Faenza icon set by Matthieu James and the Elementary XFCE icon set by the Shimmer Project:
Chromium OS Assets
Original Faenza icon set
Elementary XFCE icon set

GTK+2 and GTK+3 themes are Greybird from the Shimmer Project.

The Openbox theme was originally based off Greybird by sinisa sinisa and has since been forked further for Alpha 6b.


Any software, code, artwork or system configurations created by RichJack and/or under the Chromixium or Theme-ix project are licensed under the GPLv3:

Chromixium is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Chromixium is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Chromixium.  If not, see <>...

Bundled software is distributed under a variety of licenses as described above.

RichJack asserts his rights under international Copyright law to all his own work, ideas and code on and within Chromixium ISOs.

Copyright © RichJack, 2014.

The original written content and ideas on this blog and all other Chromixium-branded websites are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License:

Creative Commons Licence


Software, code and intellectual property distributed within Chromixium is to the best of my knowledge free to distribute under the terms of the various licenses and has been appropriately attributed above.

If you know of any software, code or intellectual property contained within Chromixium that does not allow for free distribution, please contact me and it will be removed:



  1. i want to make an os with linux kernel that it will be so easy to work that no one will be in pain to use an os anymore without doing administartive or maintenance work they will enjoy the os as im passionate by computers end programming


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