Rescatux 0.74 released

Rescatux is a Debian GNU/Linux based live cd aimed at GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows rescue tasks thanks to its graphical wizard named Rescapp.

Rescatux 0.74 stable version has been just released is available for you to download.

Check Rescatux 0.73 release

If you already have Rescatux 0.73 there’s no need to download Rescatux 0.74.

This is a quick release with almost no changes so this piece of news will be quite short. Please check Rescatux 0.73 released piece of news for the full detail of what Rescatux has in it.

The original idea was to work on Super Grub2 Disk but I just realised that I had to update the official Super Grub2 Disk irc channel… and, guess what, Rescatux also uses IRC so it needed a quick update.

I have almost not tested this Rescatux version. Was it not to work for you please try Rescatux 0.73 instead. Feedback on stuff that it previously worked ok on Rescatux 0.73 but it no longer works in Rescatux 0.74 on the github issues page is welcomed.

Rescatux 0.73 features Rescapp 0.56


Rescatux 0.74 ISO ISO & Source code (Git Source code)


Rescatux 0.74 checksums

Main changes

The last Rescatux stable version was released on April 2020. That’s about one and a half year ago.

This is a quick and dirty release in order to change Rescapp default chat irc support channels from Freenode to Libera.

As Debian Buster has had some packages updated in the meanwhile it will also feature minor packages updates.

This iso is greater than 700 MiB so it does not fill into a CD. You should use an USB. I might try to shrink the iso back into a CD in the future.

What’s new on Rescatux (since Rescatux 0.73)

  • Minor packages updates

What’s new on Rescapp (since Rescatux 0.73)

  • Support chat rooms have been moved to Libera IRC.
Rescatux 0.74 checksums

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More information

You can find more information in: Rescatux .

Rescatux 0.73 released

Rescatux is a Debian GNU/Linux based live cd aimed at GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows rescue tasks thanks to its graphical wizard named Rescapp.

Rescatux 0.73 stable version has been just released is available for you to download.

Rescatux 0.73 features Rescapp 0.56


Rescatux 0.73 ISO (Torrent) (691 MB) ISO & Source code (Torrent) (2.14 GB) (Git Source code)

How to use it in real life

  • USB DEVICE: Please use Etcher (or dd carefully if you are an expert) to flash the iso to your usb device (Warning: The complete usb device is erased). Other methods based on external tools that put many ISOs into a single usb are discouraged and not supported because it’s not easy that the resultant USB will support all the as-is Rescatux supported systems.
  • CDROM or DVDROM: Burn the iso with k3b, brasero, nero burning rom, or your favourite burning tool (it fits under 700 MiB).


Rescatux 0.73 checksums

Supported systems

Secure BootBIOS/EFI platformKernel ArchBoot?
x64 EFI
x64 EFI
Seems not to work
ia32 EFI
Non tested
ia32 EFI
Non tested
Secure BootBIOS/EFI platformKernel ArchBoot?
x64 EFI
x64 EFI
ia32 EFI
Non tested
ia32 EFI
Non tested
Secure BootBIOS/EFI platformKernel ArchBoot?
Supported systems table

Hands On Video

Rescatux 0.73 hands on – Mini tutorial where Easy GNU/Linux Boot Fix option is featured

You can watch the Rescatux 0.73 hands on video where you will find a mini tutorial on how to use Rescatux 0.73. Easy GNU/Linux Boot Fix option is featured.

Main changes

The last Rescatux stable version was released on October 2012. That’s about eight years ago.

Many changes have happened to Rescatux since then. UEFI options which became mainstream at 2015 have been added. Secure Boot support has been added. Rescapp is now its own program.

Rescapp 0.56 main menu featured at Rescatux 0.73

Rescapp had some serious usability flaws that have been fixed. When you run an option you never knew if it was working ok. Now you have an status for the option.

Rescapp 0.56 – Status label shows that the Easy GNU/Linux boot option is being run

Finally the complete nightmare of pop-ups that were shown when an option is run have been replaced by nice coloured scrolling messages.

Rescapp 0.56 – Nice scrolling coloured messages show what the option does

One of the best improvement has been done recently. Rescapp has been improved so that every option is properly documented (as well as a non native English speaker can write).

Not only every question explains all the steps that it performs and the questions they are going to make but some scenarios are explained so that you can understand what’s the most suitable scenario when to use the option.

Rescapp 0.56 – Now every option has its own documentation with examples of use


Rescatux 0.73 supports booting from UEFI Secure Boot and traditional BIOS. Both amd64 and 686 systems are supported.

Rescatux includes Rescapp, a graphical rescue tool that will assist users to regain access to a computer that has become non-bootable among many other features.

GNU/Linux options

  • Change Gnu/Linux Password : Change a user’s password
  • File System Check (Forced Fix) : File System Check (Forced Fix)
  • Easy GNU/Linux Boot Fix : Fsck partition, update grub menues, restore GRUB into the MBR and order UEFI entries
  • Restore Grub : Restore GRUB into the MBR
  • Regenerate sudoers file : Define a new sudoers file
  • Update Grub Menus : Update GRUB Configuration File

UEFI Boot specific options

  • UEFI Partition Status : Check UEFI partition status
  • Check UEFI Boot : Check if Rescatux has boot in UEFI mode
  • Create UEFI Boot Entry : Create a new UEFI Boot entry out of your EFI files
  • Change UEFI Boot Order : Change UEFI Boot order
  • Reinstall Microsoft Windows UEFI : Reinstall Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entries
  • Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI : Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entry
  • Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI : Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entry and define default fallback one.

Windows password and role related options

  • Easy Windows Admin : Promote to Admin, Reset Windows (NT,200x,XP,Vista,Seven) password and unlock user
  • Reset Windows password : Reset Windows (NT,200x,XP,Vista,Seven,10) password
  • Promote Windows user to Admin : Promote Windows (NT,200x,XP,Vista,Seven,10) user to Administrator
  • Unlock Windows user : Unlock Windows (NT,200x,XP,Vista,Seven,10) user

Other options

  • Boot Info Script : Boot Information Script
  • Check bios_grub partition on GPT : Check if there is a bios_grub partition on a GPT disk
  • Gptsync : Create an hybrid MBR inside a GPT partition (Gptsync)
  • Recompute Hybrid GPT/MBR CHS : Recompute CHS values on an hybrid GPT/MBR partitiont table
  • Restore Windows MBR : Restore generic MBR code so that Windows boots again
  • System Info Script (Inxi) : System Info Script (Inxi)

Support features

  • Chat : Get online human help (chat)
  • Help : Help on using Rescapp
  • Share log : Share Rescatux logs. It generates a pastebin in and shows it to you so that you can copy and paste the url in the chat.
  • Share log on forum : Share Rescatux logs on a forum. It generates a temporary file ready to copy and paste on your favourite forum ( and others).
  • Show log : Show Rescatux logs so that you can ask help and supporters can know what happens when you run Rescatux options
  • Web : Access online Rescatux website

External tools

  • Gparted : GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
  • Testdisk : Testdisk is a text wizard drive program for rescuing disks, partitions, and files.
  • Photorec : Photorec is a text wizard drive program for rescuing files. Despite its name it recovers much more files than photo files.

What’s new on Rescatux (since Rescatux 0.72-beta8)

  • Grub menu recovers Auto entry.
  • Grub menu boots into Auto entry in 60 seconds.
  • Built source code now includes rescapp and chntpw packages.
  • Stable version.

What’s new on Rescapp (since Rescatux 0.72-beta8)

  • Rest of the plugins documentation has been updated to match 2019 gui.
  • Removed tooltips from main menu.
  • Added initial useful explanations on options documentation.
  • Disable action buttons when an option is run.
  • UEFI options now show the final user when the backup of EFI directory fails.
  • README reorganisation.
  • Stable version.

Known bugs

  • Graphical interface is not shown if you have newest Amd videocards from 2020
  • Encrypted partitions need to open manually via the CLI (if they are ever needed in order to rescue your system). That’s not strictly a bug but a non-fullfilled request for enhacement (RFE).

Feedback and support

Rescatux is designed in such a way that you can use it on your own offline by just reading its help. Although the documentation could be much better written.

I am unable to keep a proper forum up right now. So if you have any question or suggestion I recommend you to open a new issue in the Rescapp issue tracker. Please before opening a new issue check if your problem was already was asked and solved in the Rescapp issue tracker question labeled issues.

You can also ask for help on the integrated Rescatux irc channel. Hopefully someone will be online.

Thank you


  • Q: Tell us about Rescatux. Where, how and why?
  • A: Before Grub2 was the norm there was Grub which was able to edit minimally your system (install grub on the mbr). I develop a GUI around it named Super Grub Disk, later on I improved it by modifying its source code. But then Grub2 started to be used by default in many distributions. Super Grub2 Disk was born, a GUI around Grub2 but, guess what, it couldn’t install grub on the mbr. So a live cd was needed and I started to tinker with Rescatux around 2010.
  • Q: For those people that still do not know Rescatux, can you please explain what Rescatux is?
  • A: It’s a Debian GNU/Linux based live cd aimed at rescue tasks. It features Rescapp a graphical wizard for helping to recover your system.
  • Q: Why did you choose the Rescatux name?
  • A: In Spanish it might mean Rescate Linux. And in English Rescue a Tux computer. I also wanted one single name (contrary to the three words from Super Grub2 Disk).
  • Q: Who’s in charge of the development?
  • A: Most of the development is done by me, adrian15. Many people have helped all along these almost ten years.
  • Q: What’s the Rescatux target audience?
  • A: GNU/Linux newbies such as Ubuntu users in 2015 and MX Linux users in 2020. It’s also targeted to repair technicians and, of course, distro hoppers.
  • Q: What are the main difficulties on developing Rescatux?
    • A1: Lack of time.
    • A2: When I’m able to build on Debian 9, then Debian 10 appears and I have to rethink all of it.
    • A3: live-build, one of the Debian tools for making live cds was not as good as I needed it to be and I needed to improve it, then push back the changes to upstream.
    • A4: Getting useful feedback from people who uses Rescatux (even having an integrated chat) is difficult.
    • A5: Nobody has steped in to add CI/CD and check if Rescatux always fixes the same problems. We would need something similar to what ReactOS and Tails do on their projects.
    • A6: Lack of contributors. This is not a tool where, as a developer, you can learn useful skills for your everyday work unless you are GNU/Linux repair technician.
    • A7: I prefer QT but Gparted, Firefox and other projects are based on GTK and make Rescatux iso slightly bigger.
    • A8: UEFI, Secure Boot and what not. We live in a time where old BIOS systems and new UEFI systems are available. Both need to be supported and also Secure Boot. And trying to test Secure Boot in a virtual machine is not easy. You cannot use Virtualbox but you need to setup and user KVM/Qemu in special ways. And many UEFI firmwares are not very well programmed.
  • Q: What are the main collaborations or help you received on Rescatux ?
  • A: The most recent contributor is cjg67 which helped a lot on improving written English in Rescapp. It’s also nice that many Linux magazines write articles about it and even record DVDs with Rescatux in them.
  • Q: Can you tell us anything about the Rescatux future?
  • A: Rescapp, the main Rescatux program is stable. It might need some options reorganisation (feedback is welcomed) or some documentation rewriting. But it is stable. My mid term goal on Rescatux is bringing back my work on live-boot, live-build, liveid, chntpw (which I will fork), and rescapp back to Debian. If one such goal is achieved one could be able to install rescapp on a Debian live cd thanks to the apt-get command.

Pinging back the Press

  • ALL: How to test the iso. What really piss me off is those people which create a new empty virtual machine and start up Rescatux cdrom without any installed operating system in their virtual machine. This might be ok for your regular GNU/Linux distribution live cd but not for Rescatux. You are not going to enjoy how Rescapp recover your boot and al. Please setup a dual boot (e.g. Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04) environment and try to play with Rescapp boot options. Forget your GNU/Linux password on purpose. If you try the EFI mode in Virtualbox remember that you never have to power off the machine. Just reboot it from inside your installation or save the vm state and later on resume it. Else you might find out that you lose the your recently installed UEFI menu. Finally if you are expert enough try to setup a KVM/Qemu with actual Secure Boot instead.
  • ALL: More than Rescapp. You might be tempted to skip the boot menues and the Rescatux startup wizard in your explanations because the useful thing is Rescapp. Don’t miss the opportunity to talk about it because it ensures to be shown in the middle of two screens and allows Rescatux to be accessed via VNC. Change your keyboard and so on.
  • Distrowatch: Thank you for helping me to bring Rescatux and Super Grub2 Disk to your audience. Rescatux is targeted at newbie Ubuntu users (which I guess that nowadays are the newbie MX Linux users), repair technicians and distro hoppers. Hopefully one day I can find time to develop a new standard based on rss so that you can keep track of new distribution releases in a semi-automated way. BTW if you come from Distrowatch weekly where this announcement is featured your feedback is welcomed in the DW comments. I’ll try to participate and solve doubts if anyone has them.
  • Linux Magazine: Thank you for making your 167 number Fast Help article free for everyone to read. Ferdinand Thommes (the article writer) came into the Rescatux irc channel back in the day for having updated feedback from us. It was nice meeting him.
  • Linux Magazine: Your 228 issue had a DVD with Super Grub2 Disk. The DVD label mockup should have had the version (2.04s1 or whatever) in addition to Super Grub2. E.g. Super Grub2 2.04s1. Anyways I’m grateful and at the same time amazed because this is about 17 MB burned into a 4.3 GiB DVD side !!! Once I manage to add Secure Boot support to Super Grub2 Disk I need to build an iso that features both SG2D and Rescatux so that not so much space is wasted.
  • Destination Linux: I watched your DL138 episode (48 minute). I liked Noah explanation on saying that when Grub does not boot it it’s usually a synthom that something else is bad. Hopefully one day you cover Rescatux release.
  • Carey Holzman: I enjoy watching you repairing computers. One of the last episodes I saw was LIVE – Tech-Vets show #150 where I learnt how the new worldwide state was being dealt in the U.S.A. and among computer repair men. I also enjoyed your rant on your wife employer not giving her a laptop and a separate internet connection. I guess Parted Magic (which it’s a paying product) is more suited for many of your tasks but it would be nice you could try Rescatux and give me some live feedback that I can use back to improve Rescatux usability or functionality. It’s usually hard for me to receive useful feedback. Usually people are in a hurry to use Rescatux and if it doesn’t work they switch to another solution.
  • MuyLinux: I sent you an email many years ago telling you that Rescatux was going to be released as an stable version very soon. It seems I lied to you XD. You have invited me many times to write an article about Rescatux (which I have declined because I preferred to work on improving Rescatux) but I think I will leave it to you. After all if I write it myself I might lose the opportunity on grasping how Rescatux is perceived by someone other than me.
  • Barrapunto: Hi kandinski! Hopefully one day you can surprise all of us and reopen the site. I miss writing in my own bitacora.
  • Meneame (not the site owners but its community):
    • Message for the one who brings potatoes: This is a proud GNU/Linux distribution. I should write it down more often. Hopefully the GNU and Tux background makes you happy enough to forgive me not writing GNU/Linux after everytime I write Rescatux.
    • I have thought on bringing back my barrapunto bitacora back as meneame articles but I’m not quite convinced. Any replacement for Barrapunto that you recommend me? Thank you.
    • If you are commenting on a new Rescatux article on meneame make sure to ask your doubts there. I might be around and reply to them πŸ˜‰ .
  • Linux Format: I enjoyed your Rescue distros roundup on LXF209 where Rescatux won. On LXF250 you mentioned that Rescatux was not maintained and that’s why it was not considered. I was disappointed till I checked that at that time (June 2019) latest Rescatux distribution release was from December 2017. Yes, I had done some internal builds from November 2018 where I tried once again to use LXQT but I hadn’t made it public, so, it didn’t exist. Funny enough on May 2019 (probably after the article was written) Rescatux 0.71-beta7 was released. Anyways Rescatux being perceived as disappeared encouraged me to work hard on it so that we finally had an stable release. So thank you!
  • Linux Format: Some notes on updating Rescue distros roundup from LXF209 to match Rescatux 0.73:
    • Tools repository: I removed the external Boot Repair tool although it has many tools. [No change.] (4/5)
    • Customisability: No one has shown interest in being able to build its own custom Rescatux so I haven’t worked on it. [No change.] (2/5)
    • User experience: Thanks to the new status frame where you can see what Rescapp does the usability is even better than before. [No change.] (5/5)
    • Support & rescue docs: The current documentation and videos on the website are aging a bit but a lot of work has been put into generating a proper inline documentation that you can read from Rescatux itself (without an internet connection). [No change.] (5/5)
    • Security features: Current iso also has GPGV and shred but I didn’t put them on purpose. Security is not a priority. You can drop one point if you want to. [-1] (1/5)
    • Custom tools and UIs: Yeah, now Rescatux not only has Rescapp but a Rescatux startup wizard which assists you to change display resolution, locale, vnc or keyboard layout. (6/5)… I mean… [No change.] (5/5) πŸ˜‰ .
    • Healing capabilities: Boot Repair tool is no longer there but many UEFI options have been added. [No change.] (4/5)
    • The verdict [No change.] (5/5)
  • Linux Format: Tux with fingers should not be! you say. Not only I managed to show a penguin that almost drowned but I also made it more human by giving him fingers. I only will say that it made sense when I first thought about it XD. Rescatux background no longer features the humanoid-drowning-tux but a GNU and a Linux images. Website images, to your concern, won’t be updated in the short term, so you will see the humanoid-drowning-tux once in a while πŸ˜‰ .
  • Linux Format: I checked the LXF259 DVD iso and you have a pretty nice system based on Grub. It supports booting from both BIOS and UEFI (IA32 and AMD64) systems. Congratulations! Super Grub2 Disk is less than 17 MB in size. I want to release an special ‘script’ release in the future so that you can just configfile its cfg which it’s the right way of using it.
  • Linux Format: On the LXF259 DVD iso you feature Rescatux. It’s nice how you can use your parser (aimed at live-build disks) and create a Rescatux boot entry. Can you please improve it by supporting loopback.cfg (and thus liveid)?
menuentry "Rescatux X.YY" {
  export iso_path
  #search --set=root --file $iso_path
  loopback loop $iso_path
  configfile /boot/grub/loopback.cfg
  loopback --delete loop

Forward pinging

  • MX Linux: I know you have a tool named MX Boot Repair. It’s not easy to predict when I’ll be able to add Rescapp to Debian properly. It would be nice if you could evaluate Rescapp as a replacement for your MX Boot Repair. What features you are missing from it. And, maybe, if you need an special start switch so that only two or three options are shown to your live cd users. You can find Debian Buster based repo in Rescatux repo and you can also use the quick script on Non-free Rescatux documentation. And make sure the user which runs rescapp can sudo any command he wants to (as it usually happens in Live CDs).

What about the future

My plans on future development :

  • Unspecified pause
  • Soften Super Grub2 Disk AFD prank
  • Working on adding Secure Boot to Super Grub2 Disk
  • Maybe improving Rescapp documentation, release new stable Rescapp and Rescatux releases
  • Probably also releasing a Super Grub2 Disk version based on GNU/GRUB 2.06 version
  • Maybe work on a new Rescatux webpage
  • Update Rescatux images to remove Tux with fingers so that Linux Format magazine guys stop complaining (and because we have better background and logo designs right now πŸ˜‰ )
  • Push live-boot liveid improvements back to Debian
  • Push live-build Rescatux improvements back to Debian
  • Work on Super Grub2 Disk script release so that Linux Format Guys can include a working version of Super Grub2 Disk on their multiarch enabled DVDs
  • Getting back Rescatux improvements on live-build and live-boot to upstream (Debian)
  • Fork chntpw properly into another name
  • Make chntpw fork a proper Debian package
  • Make rescapp non arch dependent (all package in Debian)
  • Make rescapp a proper Debian package
  • Release a Rescatux version based on Debian 11 (Bullseye)
  • Trying to push a graphical rescue flavour into Debian itself almost (but not better than) as good as Rescatux.
  • Release a Super Grub2 Disk and Rescatux all-in-one iso
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More information

You can find more information in: Rescatux .

Rescatux 0.30.2 released

Rescatux 0.30.2 has been released.
A major bug concerning the Kernel selection on boot (64bit or 32bit) has been fixed in this release. If you have Rescatux 0.30 or Rescatux 0.30rc1 please check Rescatux 0.30 64bit kernel not being select ok Bug for a way of workarounding the bug without having to download again the iso.


Rescatux 0.30.2 size is about 372 Megabytes.

Rescatux 0.29 released

Rescatux 0.29 Cdrom or USB ISO for x86 or amd64 Mirror #1 Mirror #2
MD5 (303 Megabytes)Rescatux 0.29 torrent

Source code and other downloads
Useful Rescatux Options:

  • Restore Grub to the MBR
  • Update Grub Configuration
  • Filesystem check (Fix forced)
  • Fix of Windows MBR (Currently in beta status)
  • Blank Windows password
  • Boot Info Script


  • Added Blank or reset Windows password option

Some comments about the release:
I have hacked the original chntpw so that it accepts -b option to automatically blank passwords. You can find its source code and diff file under chntpw-NG section in
Source code and other downloads.

This is the first release that blanks password. Please comment your experience on the Rescatux forum.

If you have ideas on how to improve the Share log on forum option questions and suggested answers you are also welcomed to discuss them on the Rescatux forum.

Remember to read License agreement very carefully if you want me to accept your registration to forum

Rescatux 0.28 released

Rescatux 0.28 Cdrom or USB ISO for x86 or amd64 Mirror #1 Mirror #2
MD5 (303 Megabytes) Rescatux 0.28 torrent

Source code and other downloads
Useful Rescatux Options:

  • Restore Grub to the MBR
  • Update Grub Configuration
  • Filesystem check (Fix forced)
  • Fix of Windows MBR (Currently in beta status)
  • Boot Info Script


  • Added Support option: Share log on forum
  • Size was shrinked from 371 MB to 302 MB thanks to using LXDE as the default desktop.
  • Desktop was tied up a bit. Now every rescatux file is found at rescapp folder and there is a Rescapp shorcut in the desktop just in case you close Rescapp.

Some comments about the release:
I have postponed the work on the option that reset windows passwords till its author replies me about how to hack it.
This release has only one new useful option: Boot Info Script but, as far as I know, it is a great one because it would be the first live cd to include in it the boot info script.

As you have seen we have dropped the cut gnome and we use right now lxde. Every Rescatux file has been moved to rescapp inside the Desktop. So there might be bugs due to that. If you find any of those please comment on the Rescatux forum.

If you have ideas on how to improve the Share log on forum option questions and suggested answers you are also welcomed to discuss them on the Rescatux forum.

Remember to read License agreement very carefully if you want me to accept your registration to forum

Rescatux 0.27 released

Rescatux 0.27 Cdrom or USB ISO for x86 or amd64 Mirror #1 Mirror #2
MD5 (371 Megabytes)

Source code and other downloads
Useful Rescatux Options:

  • Restore Grub to the MBR
  • Update Grub Configuration
  • Filesystem check (Fix forced)
  • Fix of Windows MBR (Currently in beta status)


  • Grub install was updated to handle (Open)SUSE instalations with default (Open)SUSE grub2 package.

Some comments about the release:
I was supposed to work on the option that reset windows passwords but I have prefered to do a quick release with that fix to OpenSUSE installations that use grub2. It is interesting how OpenSUSE tweaks grub-install original behaviour so that you are forced to use yast or yast2 to reinstall it to your MBR. I just hope that Debian Live handles NTFS mounts ok so that I can run chntpw without too much hassless from the live cd.

I would like to confirm that grub install option does work well in (Open)SUSE (when you have grub2 package installed). Please comment on the Rescatux forum.

Rescatux 0.25 released

Rescatux 0.25 Cdrom or USB ISO for x86 or amd64 Mirror #1 Mirror #2
MD5 (371 Megabytes)

Source code and other downloads
Useful Rescatux Options:

  • Restore Grub to the MBR
  • Update Grub Configuration
  • Filesystem check (Fix forced)


  • Artwork has been improved
  • Added “Restore Grub into MBR” option local documentation
  • Added “About” option
  • Known bug: All local documentation except “Restore Grub into MBR” and “About Rescapp” option has the same documentation: “Restore Grub into MBR”
  • 0.25 useful features = 0.22 useful features

bTactic has kindly offered a new artwork for Rescatux 0.25. Actually bTactic is going to take over control of Rescatux project very soon.

bTactic is an IT consulting company specializing in solutions based on free software for SMEs. Its main product is bMail. bMail is a collaboration piece of software capable of managing email, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes and even a powerful briefcase for files

bTactic nos ha ofrecido un nuevo artwork para Rescatux 0.25. De hecho, bTactic tomará el control del proyecto Rescatux muy pronto.

bTactic bTactic es la primera consultora TIC de Lleida especializada en soluciones basadas en SOFTWARE LIBRE para la PYME. Su principal producto es bMail. bMail es una solución integral de colaboración, capaz de gestionar el correo electrónico, contactos, agenda, tareas, notas y hasta un maletín potente de archivos.