Mikilinux Pi is a Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, freely downloadable and copyable on microSD.
My name is Michele Ippoliti, I’m an italian Computer Engineer, and so in a sense “geek”, I like very much ready-to-use things, ready and aimed at a particular purpose.
When I bought my Raspberry Pi 2, my room was literally messed up by wires. A download and file sharing station without mouse, keyboard, monitor was pure utopia. My idea was to create an almost invisible box, for totally autonomous downloading, controlled by phone or computer, connected to the power charget and internet only. Raspbian has got some limitations, problems with SSL certificates, lot of space required, ( 600 MB free on a 4gb sd card), firefox was almost unusable, the GUI gave me a sense of immense sadness.
I started looking elsewhere, I found a very interesting Swedish distro called RaspEX (based on Ubuntu 15.04, Debian 8 Jessie and Linaro), and noting its lightweight size and speed, I started with it.
I finally got what I wanted and by properly configuring VNC and Samba, the small Raspi began to have a purpose in life.
I installed a lot of things, VNC, Samba, Transmission, I changed a lot of things, and here it is.
In short, the usage is very simple. You just have to copy the image to a microSD card, insert it into the Raspberry and you’re done. Connect with vnc and you are ready to download!