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Old 10. Aug 2012, 12:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Gave Mageia a spin and what a great looking distro. Its was clean and polished with a very responsive feel about it. Unfortunately its grub menu was incompatible with my other Linux systems I also found problems with the video system which tried to install the wrong Nvidia driver. Onward and forward do I'm downloading Chakra because it too is getting very good reviews.
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Old 10. Aug 2012, 08:50 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I'm playing with Chakra 64 bit (KDE) Based on Arch Linux. So far this is best looking distro to date. Chakra is a fairly new distro that's in constant development. It uses a Software Manager called PacMan which uses the line command, a very good way to brush up on how to use the line command. It does have a GUI Software Manager called Apper but it too is under development and should not be used for updates or large applications. It also has whats called a Bundle Manager which will download applications but keeping the files in a hidden folder and not installing them to system folders. Seems to work well and and it includes Gimp 2.8 which is very nice indeed. Now if I can only fix the fonts because they are plain ugly but only while I'm here on Gizmo's Forum. Dont know why that is

For a more comprehensive review look here: http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/c...-one-to-watch/
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Old 10. Aug 2012, 12:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Btw, default browser in Chakra - Rekonq - reached first stable release (version 1.0) not so long ago:
http://adjamblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/rekonq-1-0/
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Old 10. Aug 2012, 07:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I've been using FireFox and not the default Rekong. I'm just comfortable FireFox and would miss all the Add-Ons. I've already changed the fonts for Chakra using the System Settings and I'm aware of being able to set the fonts within FireFox but for some reason they still look odd when I'm in the forum. Anyway I'm going close the book on Chakra, for now and plan on going back to it after its had time to mature. All and all Chakra was a very nice experience
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Old 11. Aug 2012, 05:38 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I liked Chakra too but on my system at least, most of the desktop effects were non functional.
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Old 14. Aug 2012, 02:39 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I've been spending the last couple days revisiting PClinuxOS-KDE-2012.02. Prior to this I've been checking out everything from Ubuntu to Bodhi from XFCE to Unity. So many distros that if I hadn't been able to use a thumb drive I would be up to my ears in live CDs. I have always liked PClinuxOS but this version has been the easiest system to install and customize so far. I would not hesitate to recommend it to those that are new to Linux. Although I personally like Mint13 KDE, PClinuxOS could easily be a runner-up for that slot.
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