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Old 25. May 2016, 07:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Considering the short time frame it took to bring ChaletOS to where it's at, the features and stability (16.04 icky base to work with) there's really no doubt in my mind that this distro should have already surpassed Manjaro in the top 10 Distrowatch.
Very true but alas such things are always dependent on the power of marketing. This is after all why folks are still spending money on Windows when they could get something faster and better like this for free.

Incidentally, useful how-to section here.

https://sites.google.com/site/chaletoslinux/howto
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Old 26. May 2016, 11:48 AM   #32 (permalink)
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The biggest reason I still use Windows is because of the huge variety of applications available for it that just don't exist under Linux - or if they do it is for a different distribution.
If the community got its act together and reduced/merged the number of flavours to choose from, it would do a lot better.
And yes I would help, as I have with Windows in the past, if I thought I was going to be around long enough. Unfortunately I have to live my life day to day.
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Old 26. May 2016, 12:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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If the community got its act together and reduced/merged the number of flavours to choose from, it would do a lot better.
It has been such wishes for years from the community but I bet it won't happen. What I can see now is that Android (based on the Linux kernel) will be invading the desktop/laptop world with its apps to run natively on Chrome OS in second half of 2016.

If Google plays it right, Chrome OS (also based upon the Linux kernel) is expected to overtake Mac OS and become number 2 desktop/laptop OS behind Windows. The so-called Linux system or distro is going to rank fourth after Mac OS if the stats of market share apply.

What do you think?
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It has been such wishes for years from the community but I bet it won't happen. What I can see now is that Android (based on the Linux kernel) will be invading the desktop/laptop world with its apps to run natively on Chrome OS in second half of 2016.

If Google plays it right, Chrome OS (also based upon the Linux kernel) is expected to overtake Mac OS and become number 2 desktop/laptop OS behind Windows. The so-called Linux system or distro is going to rank fourth after Mac OS if the stats of market share apply.

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As indicated in my previous post, Google will promote this to make it happen the same way Windows convinced folks that Vista and Windows 8 were "upgrades".

The Linux userbase however is still tiny compared with Windows but Linux users do so for a reason and I'm not yet convinced Chrome OS will be potent enough to make them change, even with the ability to run apps and especially if the security cannot be improved. Linux is not cost effective to attack like Windows and in any case is far more difficult to do so. Android on the other hand already has a lot of vulnerabilities.

http://www.techworld.com/security/an...-2015-3622116/
https://usa.kaspersky.com/internet-s...threats/mobile

If its use becomes even more widespread it follows the potential for it to be an even bigger target will also increase.
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Wasn't expecting to see this that so soon!

ChaletOS has hit the 100 spot on Distrowatch today!
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ChaletOS has hit the 100 spot on Distrowatch today!
Deserves to be much higher but whether the means to promote it so exists remains to be seen. At the least it needs a support forum. Not easy to administrate for a one man team but necessary for the project to reach its full potential.
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ChaletOS is now at 87 on Distrowatch.
Is that a record speed?

As announced on Distrowatch, 16.04.01 is out now:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cha...aletOS16.04.1/
Doing so far from my end of the web.
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ChaletOS is now at 87 on Distrowatch.
Is that a record speed?

As announced on Distrowatch, 16.04.01 is out now:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cha...aletOS16.04.1/
Doing so far from my end of the web.
Distros always climb up their rankings for a period after a new release has been featured, but they don't always maintain the momentum.

As of now I still prefer Voyager of the 16.04 variants simply because Compiz/Emerald does not work on my hardware with Chalet OS whereas it does flawlessly with Voyager.
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So you enjoy French interface in Voyager?
Does it boot/shutdown as fast as ChaletOS?
Failed to see their user forum.

Support is excellent at ChaletOS.
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So you enjoy French interface in Voyager?
Does it boot/shutdown as fast as ChaletOS?
Failed to see their user forum.

Support is excellent at ChaletOS.
I've not come across anything that is still in French. There may be remnants of the native language somewhere amongst the settings or system files but nothing I've seen.

Boot times mean nothing to me. What would I do if I saved or lost even 30 seconds out of my life?

For support I use Google because most issues are universal or hardware releated and not OS specific. Invariably the answers surface in one of the Mint forums and I go from there.
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