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Old 06. Dec 2015, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Makulu Aero has been released ,has anyone tried it out ?
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Old 06. Dec 2015, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Makulu Aero has been released ,has anyone tried it out ?
Is not stable on my laptop which is an almost new Toshiba Portege with i5 and Intel graphics. I didn't bother any more because there are plenty of other Cinnamon options, including Mint of course.

Quote from the release notes:

This is a sensitive build, PLEASE use update manager to manage updates.
Do not update via custom scripts, Commands or synaptic manager
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Hi MC,
That is interesting as I only read the top paragraph
"Makulu kicks off the 10 series with the release of the Aero Edition, built from the ground up it offers the end users everything they have asked for, a Linux Edition that has a similar look and feel to the familiar Windows Environment and is ready to use straight out of the box, not only does it make it comfortable and easy for Windows users to jump ship, but its Extremely Fast, Stable, and EXTENSIVELY tested for many months. Makulu Aero Edition is VERY powerful, it may look similar to windows on the outside, but its all Linux under the hood and this Edition does not disappoint with Pure Raw Power."
Like you say. further down they say only to use the update manager and stay with the software manger,
I like what he is doing .... I have only tried it on a live dvd which was rather slow .
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With MC, can confirm it is not stable.
Even Opera would not startup!
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With MC, can confirm it is not stable.
Even Opera would not startup!
No doubt it will run OK if the hardware mix into which it is installed happens to suit it exactly but with any distro like this the prospects of being broken by updates will be very high.

I have to admire the time and commitment put into this to give "end users everything they have asked for", but at the same time I can't but think all this effort would have been better directed at the existing Xfce and KDE editions.
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Makulu's previous version worked okay (just didn't like it).
Had high expectations from this latest.

Perhaps less is better?
Most people don't need all the bells and whistles.
How can a one-man-band handle so much?
Even the great Mozilla with its multi-million dollar budget can no longer handle its email client!
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