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Old 17. May 2011, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default An Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome 'fork' !

I found this on Distrowatch:
"In general you will feel the diference in iQunix when you will first boot in it's desktop enviroment
Sleek and Fast Gnome desktop environment.
Nothing is pre-installed as usually seen in other Linux distributions.
You have the power of control to install anything you want and create YOUR own desktop experience.
Both Live CD environment and Install environment are included in just 400MB."

"After you install iQunix OS in your PC, you will get a minimum software stack that is required to make a functional desktop enviroment. Here is a list of what you get with iQunix OS:
Gedit -- Simple text editor
Terminal -- For those who know the power of linux shell
2Click Update -- A simple, yet intuitive system maintenance app
Nautilus -- The best file manager to manage your files and folders
Remastersys -- To make a backup of your entire operating system with all your installed programs
Hardware Drivers installer -- To automatically detect you systems graphic card and wireless network card and install the apropreate drivers
Software Center -- To install the programs of your choice."

http://iqunix.sourceforge.net/index.html

There's a 10.10 version and an 11.04 with 'old' Gnome.
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Distro's like Bohdi and iQunix will no doubt become a useful avenue for the seasoned Linux users. I recently tried Kubuntu 11.04 on vBulletin and I found it contained multiple utilities that performed the same function. For new Linux users these loaded distro's may be very helpful. For the experienced user it may seem like bloat.

The only suggestion I would offer to developers is to give a choice of desktops at install such as Enlighthenment, Gnome 3, KDE or Unity. To be honest I'm not even sure if such a thing is possible. More likely it will remain as separate downloads for different flavors of the distro.

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Just taking a look at it , sounds like a good distro for those that want to just add programs of choice without the bloat . I like the idea of 2Click Update, first time I have seen that and including Remastersys in it . Yes I think I will download it and see what it is like .
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These distros are like browser clones now but still great to see because every one will appeal in some way to those who for one reason or another are not happy with the others. Mageia are also doing this of course from Mandriva but considering how stable 2010.2 is on my machine, Mageia will need to offer something special if I'm to be tempted into a swap. At the other end of the iQunix scale I still like Zorin and their new website will go a long way towards making this OS more popular. How significant V5 turns out to be though, we'll have to wait and see.

http://zorin-os.com/
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Old 25. May 2011, 02:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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These distros are like browser clones now but still great to see because every one will appeal in some way to those who for one reason or another are not happy with the others.
I'm beginning to experience choice overload. So many choices and a flood of new desktops just further complicate matters. To see whats out there I have tried 8 different distro's in the last couple of month. A few only lasted an hour others were ok and then a couple were very good. Believe it or not, I found PClinuxOS to be outstanding (for me anyways) and Mint comes in as a close second. The thing is if I was to google the best linux distro I will find thousands of opinions. Therefore it is my belief, there is no single best Linux OS. Of course it can be argued there are some better than others but thats not the point. With such a HUGE selection available it comes down to what makes the individual happy. The only way to find out whats works for the individual is to try them.
I plan on downloading Zorin tonight and giving it a spin. I like the fact its based on Ubuntu and is preconfigured to look and feel like Windows.
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Just taking a look at it , sounds like a good distro for those that want to just add programs of choice without the bloat . I like the idea of 2Click Update, first time I have seen that and including Remastersys in it . Yes I think I will download it and see what it is like .
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Choices keep mounting up!
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Like another well known distro, Zorin has Irish roots I believe Artyom Zorin was still a teenager when this project was first launched. He does however seem suitably qualified with awards like Highly Commended BT Young Scientist 2009 to his name. I believe his brother is also involved with the project.
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