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Old 31. Jul 2012, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My thanks to Panzer for pointing me towards this one.

It's based on Xubuntu 12.04 but contains a lot of extras including pre-installed browser extensions and some great themes. There's a stack of Conky stuff too for those who like plenty of choice. Just enable the ones you want in the startup config.

http://voyager.legtux.org/

Most of the site is in French but I've checked it out and the live DVD defaults into English anyway.
I've only had time to have a quick play with a live session but it's as stable as the parent distro from what I saw.
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Having had a closer look at this now, MC is impressed. Xubuntu is such a solid base it would be difficult to mess it up, but nevertheless some devs to manage this when copiling their own creations. Luckily, Voyager does not seem to suffer this fate and during my limited trial was just as stable as the parent distro. It's pretty obvious too that a lot of thought has gone into the added extras, rather than just bundling in another heap of "stuff". The browser settings tweaks and extensions are a good example. Screenshot here.
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I followed your link and checked out Voyager. Like you said its built on Xubuntu and its a very attractive desktop. I like XFCE and its nice to use an OS that fast and slick. The video showcasing the Distro looked very much like a French love story.... Did I say it looked good too
I will keep this Distro in mind but for now I'm considering another KDE distro. Perhaps I might go back and install Bodhi on a HDD and see how far I can push it before it breaks. Its clear that my Nvidia video card is going to be a factor for the newer distros which is kinda odd because Linux is supposed to be friendly to older computers
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Toorox have also moved into xfce which might be a growing sign of the times?

http://toorox.de/index.php/en/news/1...-qxfceq-qliteq

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http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?pa...7e4179a6f14ae6

These guys are also good so it will be interesting to see what they've done with it.
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I'm downloading Toorox at this time. Looks interesting, I'm looking forward to checking it out.
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I'm downloading Toorox at this time. Looks interesting, I'm looking forward to checking it out.
I had a quick look yesterday and it didn't meet my expectations. IMO there are far better implementations of Xfce around but of course "like" is a very personal thing.
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Downloaded the XFCE version which was 1.6GB in size. Checked the checksum and it checked out OK. Went to install the live CD to my USB drive and it failed
I don't feel like wasting a DVD, so onward and forward

To be honest I'm not finding these boutique distros very useful although they are fun to play with. SolusOS was an exception because it was a rock solid OS. That is until releasing the 2.0 version built on top of Gnome3.
Hmmm could Gnome3 be the problem

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Hmmm could Gnome3 be the problem
Speaking as a Gnome developer... "problem, what problem?"

Don't forget though that Solus 1 will still be supported for at least another year if I understand their association with the current version of Debian correctly. Like Windows antivirus programs, changing to the latest and greatest in the Linux world often isn't advisable either.
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Have now had a chance to look at the 21 no less Conky themes that come pre-installed with Voyager. Screenshot showing two of them is here.

Unique also is their "Conky Control". Just right-click on the desktop and choose which ones you want to switch on.
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The Conky monitor has always enjoyed mass appeal although for many users this evaporates as soon as they want to have something different to the boring default theme.

Voyager simplifies this process by providing a GUI to swap between the multitude of themes included or run combinations.

In their 13.10 development version they have taken this even further. Check out the video towards the bottom of this page. Use Google translate if you want to read the text above it. I've checked the page for rogue content and it's perfectly fine.

http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/voyager.legtux.org/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/a3...is/1377606981/
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