[News] Review of moonOS 3, Ubuntu GNU/Linux Derivative

[News] Review of moonOS 3, Ubuntu GNU/Linux Derivative

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:05:17

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Distro Hoppin`: moonOS 3

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| Though you're probably tired of all these Ubuntu-based distros, don't hesitate
| to give moonOS 3 a try. The Enlightenment desktop environment has matured a lot
| and can provide a solid production platform if you're willing to forgive its
| bugs here and there. Also, a big plus is the fact that you can tinker with it
| in so many ways to best suit your computing needs. Last but not least, it's
| simply b e a u t i f u l, without asking for a monster machine.


Ubuntu r0xx!

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| Perhaps somebody has already posted this before and I missed it!
| I just noticed that Ubuntu is mentioned in the l33t subtitles of The IT Crowd
| Season 1 Episode 1. It rather embarrassing since I bought the DVD when I was
| in London in July of 2007 and just now watched the whole episode with the
| subtitles on.



MoonOS 3.0

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| All in all, MoonOS, is an alright distro. I can say I particularly like the
| Enlightenment desktop, sure it does have some nice touches, but it is quite heavy
| and window switching isn as easy as GNOME. The custom MoonOS tools take a lot
| from Linux Mint, but that does give them the user-friendliness and power, but I do
| get the feeling that some are just re bundled versions. The fact that moonGRUB does
| not work after an update is an issue, but fixable using the bug report. I won be
| using it, but if you like Enlightenment, I recommend you give MoonOS a try!


moonOS 3 Linux (Makara)

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| Pros: Absolutely gorgeous remastered version of Ubuntu. Unique aesthetics, good
| selection of software, easy install. Features customized moonControl, moonGrub and
| moonSoftware tools.
| Cons: Install ran very slow in VMWare and I was unable to login after it was
| complete. It was necessary for me to switch to Parallels and install moonOS 3 again
| in order to login.
| Suitable For: Beginner, intermediate or advanced Linux users.
| Summary: A fantastically beautiful alternative to generic Ubuntu. One of the best
| remasters Ie seen to date. Well worth a download just to experience the aesthetic
| appeal.
| Rating: 4/5


moonOS 3 Review, Screenshots, Video

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| moonOS is another fantastic looking distro that has always put a lot of
| stock in appearance. Based on Ubuntu 9.04 Januty Jackalope and codenamed
| akara the moonOS 3.0 release is no exception with plenty of
| improvements to moonControl, the moonOS system control center, moonGrub,
| moonSoftware, and more. Along with many interface improvements moonOS 3.0
| uses the Linux 2.6.28-15 kernel, Firefox 3.5, Pidgin 2.6 and Xorg 7.4.


Review: Moon OS 2.0

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| MoonOS is one of those elegant distros, where it focuses a lot on eyecandy
| and looking good. And it definitely has a lot of good things to look at.
| Sorta like something that comes by and catches your eye in a way that nothing
| else can. But good looks don't mean that what's underneath is all that
| great. But so

[News] Review of moonOS 3, Ubuntu GNU/Linux Derivative

Post by Jeff » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:49:27

(Re: Roy's Subject line:)
:it struck me that it is more Linux Mint based than Ubuntu
That's how it sounds to me as well.

:MoonOS is an Ubuntu based distribution
:that uses the Enlightenment desktop environment
:(there is also an LXDE version)
From what I gather, the LXDE spin is the 2.0 version.
It's not clear from anything I've read
when there will be another LXDE release--or *if* there will be one.
The content wasn't too bad,
but I really find that bunch of greedy bastards obnoxious.
A modest article spread across FIVE pages. 8-|

That they put all of the comments on every page
(the same comments on all 5 pages) is pretty stupid as well.

ISTM that this distro is aimed at low-horsepower boxes.
It would seem to be apt to install it on such a computer,
but I haven't seen anybody chronicle that yet.
Knowing what the **minimum** system requirements are
would be useful.


[News] Review of moonOS 3, Ubuntu GNU/Linux Derivative

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:58:40

____/ JeffM on Monday 14 Sep 2009 23:49 : \____

Paging is especially silly because it emulates the unfortunate limitations of

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