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Old 13. Jan 2015, 04:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Several distros already try to emulate Windows in one way or another and now we have another. ChaletOS though is IMO another step forward in this quest for those who must have Linux looking like the competition.

https://sites.google.com/site/chaletoslinux/home

No telling how long this obviously talented guy will be able to maintain this, but it is based on Xubuntu 14.04LTS so you'll get some years out of it whatever happens.

I made a full install with the x64 bit version. It is blisteringly fast and everything works with no issues that I have encountered. The speed is also mentioned in this video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryfap_Y3qww

Also mentioned in the video review are words like "fantastic", "stunning", "amazing" etc., and check out his comments about the included Popcorn Time app.!!

A couple of screenshots from my system here.

With thanks to Panzer who sent me the link to this new distro.
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Old 13. Jan 2015, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe it's time for you to open Linux Distro reviews section on TSA.
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Old 13. Jan 2015, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe it's time for you to open Linux Distro reviews section on TSA.
Unfortunately, I don't have the in depth system knowledge necessary, or the time. Also, there are so many good ones already established such as Spatry and others.

https://www.youtube.com/user/LinuxSpatry
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You have (intentionally) forgotten Dedoimedo ...
Nope - just thought your comment was directed at me personally and related to video reviews specifically.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryfap_Y3qww

Also mentioned in the video review are words like "fantastic", "stunning", "amazing" etc., and check out his comments about the included Popcorn Time app.!!
As the man says, that is one seriously attractive distro. Thanks MC. I may give this a try when I next feel like a change from Mint xfce. I agree that there is some doubt whether this guy can keep his distro going as a one-man outfit with not even a forum. The difficulties at Solydx, another beautiful distro, come to mind.

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I agree that there is some doubt whether this guy can keep his distro going as a one-man outfit with not even a forum. The difficulties at Solydx, another beautiful distro, come to mind.

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This is true although he is already well established in the developing world and his apps "Great Little Radio Player" and "Great Little Book Shelf" are both included in the distro. These apps were noted in the video review linked above, but the reviewer missed their association with the distro author.

I too always like to see a support forum but as users of such I guess we also need to appreciate the demands of setting one up and maintaining it. A huge chunk of time and budget is necessary just to keep the spam out, let alone the time it would take a single developer to respond to posts.
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Well, you got me again Midnight Cowboy!

Is this the Popcorn app to view movies?
http://getpopcornti.me/

Definitely quite the talented fellow this Dejan Petrovic!
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Well, you got me again Midnight Cowboy!

Is this the Popcorn app to view movies?
http://getpopcornti.me/

Definitely quite the talented fellow this Dejan Petrovic!
For me, the movie selection page is not loading, but the TV series one does and I tested several links and they all work.
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