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Old 11. Jun 2012, 07:55 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I agree. The whole thing is still something of a mess but at least we are now seeing some useful results. How all this fragmentation will serve the overall cause of LInux remains to be seen but the exercise itself I guess was inevitable given the open source nature of the OS.
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Old 11. Jun 2012, 08:27 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Old 13. Jun 2012, 07:08 PM   #53 (permalink)
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The Dedoimedo review is now published!

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/solusos.html
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Old 13. Jun 2012, 10:00 PM   #54 (permalink)
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It seems Dedoimedo also shares my concerns.
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How about support? What about the future? What is it in for Eveline? Should it aim to replace Ubuntu or maybe defeat Mint or something? Is there an agenda? The spirits of free software development will tell you there needs not be one, but I would disagree. For SolusOS to become anything more than a hobby, there has to be a real reason and sound financial backing, stemming possibly from sound financial reasons. Get it?
I also agree that SolusOS was very polished for a new distro. I will probably give it another go when the next full release is available but will stay clear of changing my video driver.
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Solus is still my most complete experience so far, and although OS 2 is in alpha, this uses Gnome 3 and the current OS 1 will still be supported for 18 months after Debian Wheezy becomes stable so there's a lot of mileage left in this one yet.
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I'll give you an example actually of why I like Solus so much. I've just finished a dual exercise on the site which was part re-assigning category articles and part adding tags to some of our translated pages. This required having multiple site pages open in edit mode and copying data across from Google docs and my own LibreOffice files. Bearing in mind I have the x32 bit Solus because the x64 wasn't out when I installed it, the speed across these operations is phenominal and with it all going on my memory use peaked at 9%!
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Old 25. Sep 2012, 01:07 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Guess his situation is typical of many developers and I hope he manages to sort out a level playing field re: work, life and Solus. Achieving number 16 in the Distrowatch charts though is a great effort and it would be a shame to see this project slip away.
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This kind of thing has probably spelled doom to many such distro's. I found SolusOs to be well put together that offered a stability that is not found with many new projects. Personally I though it was a mistake to produce the next release using Gnome3. There may come a time when the Win8 crowd will seek out a Linux look alike distro such as Gnome3 or Unity. I think the the success of Cinnamon and Mate would have made a greater impact but the Ubuntu developers seem bent on keeping up with Microsofts Win8 disaster (My Opinion Only)
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Many of these distros suffer the same sorts of crisis that other types of new business ventures go through including identity, structure, direction and most of all marketing. Certainly the new found stability of KDE has pushed a lot of folks in this direction since Gnome 3 but why the heck is openSUSE at #5 in the distrowatch charts, and Korora at #84? Surely this can only be down to the type of marketing Chris cannot afford for the latter because Korora looks better, works better and is a hundred times easier to manage than openSUSE, especially for a Linux newcomer. I even saw the other day via their forum that someone had re-spun the latest openSUSE to include amongst other things the repos pre-configured. Marvelous! To me it's just plain nuts that (for newbies especially) you load up a linux distro, click on update and nothing happens because you didn't know you had to configure the sources manually first. Then, having discovered that (with SUSE) trying to start this process invokes a message that the system is being blocked by an already running process and would you like to stop it? Matters not what you choose because it doesn't so you're left with the same repeating message.

I just posted another screenshot of Fusion 14.1 today, because it is the only distro I have been able to run long term without a single issue. The worst it does is occasionally not give my assigned name in the login window so I have to click "other" and enter it myself. As I've said (somewhere ) before, the fact that Fusion's 15 and 16 stayed in beta and never made it to a final release says a lot about where can you go to having made something more or less perfect, especially after the great Gods at Gnome decided to dump your base system for something "new" and virtually unusable.
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