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Old 27. Nov 2015, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Chromixium anyone?

Have recently tried my umpteenth try at Linux distro.
This time, Chromixium.

Must admit, it is a dynamite of a distro!

Nice and quick installation process (no need for GParted).
Probably one of the fastest to boot and shutdown.
Recognized all peripherals (except for one that no distro will ever catch).

The only thing i'm not too keen on is to put all my eggs in the same basket (Google).
But that can be worked around.



(Chromixium 64bit dual booted on Windows 7 32bit with SSD).
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Old 27. Nov 2015, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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New one on me. Sounds like it *could* be good but, like you,

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The only thing i'm not too keen on is to put all my eggs in the same basket (Google)
Let us know how it goes for you.
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Old 27. Nov 2015, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They have a decent forum too and this post about 30 computers restored thanks to this distro surely is good, positive news to hear about!
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Old 02. Dec 2015, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Installed Chromixium the other day over a friends computer that had Vista on it.
Every went fine just spreading melted butter on a hot toast!
Even HP printer, a recent widescreen monitor and Logitech headset had drivers to make them work.

The icing on the cake is that it is soooo much faster than Vista!



(personally still prefer Windows 7 over any distro).
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Thanks for letting us know.

This looks like a likely winner: Google carries a lot of weight in the market; following a clear objective; providing a product that is based on and compares well against proven products; and good documentation on the website and wiki covering the system requirements, basic install and use.
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My pleasure!

Nothing like first hand experience.

Had recently dabbed with Peppermint, very nice but one issue with Logitech headset.
Then i installed recent Manjaro XFCE, initial install went well but upgrade jammed the system.
Expected Manjaro to boot much faster than Chromixium, but the latter is at least twice as fast (dual-booting on my laptop).

After a while, you get fed up with test driving.
Time to get some serious work done.
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There's a good review from a reliable source here.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/82107.html
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MC, Thanks. That was an easy read.

It is a surprise to see it is six months old.

I'll have a go after Christmas.
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MC, Thanks. That was an easy read.

It is a surprise to see it is six months old.

I'll have a go after Christmas.
Good also to see some true innovation creeping out instead of the usual "not quite but almost" lookalikes pretending to be different.

Watch also Solus (final release imminent) with the all new Budgie desktop and the revamped Deepin (currently in alpha).
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Good write MC, the author shall have to revise his article a bit in light of the .64 bit which has come out recently.
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