[News] Distrowatch Review of sidux GNU/Linux

[News] Distrowatch Review of sidux GNU/Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 20:51:08

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Trying on sidux

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| The sidux distribution is one which has been
| on my to-review list for a while. It's a
| small project which makes a bold effort to
| take Debian's Unstable repository and turn it
| into a functioning day-to-day operating
| system.
| [...]
| Having played with sidux for a week, I find
| that it's an interesting operating system and
| brings a special collection of
| characteristics to the table, some of which
| almost seem contradictions. For one, the Xfce
| edition is very light of resources, a trait
| generally found in distributions targeting
| older hardware. But sidux isn't looking back,
| it's looking ahead, it's cutting edge,
| designed with the newest hardware in mind.
| The operating system itself doesn't do much
| hand-holding (such as one might expect from
| Mandriva or Ubuntu), but sidux does have some
| excellent documentation and, from what I've
| seen thus far, a polite and friendly
| community. The distro is based on Debian, but
| has a flavour, a character, of its own. I
| wouldn't recommend sidux to new-comers to the
| Linux scene, but for people who want to keep
| up with the latest and greatest without any
| extra fluff in their faces, sidux seems like
| a good fit.



Sidux 2009.04

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| Sidux is a distro Ie never tried before. Its
| a Debian unstable based system with a rolling
| release. Basically, its based upon Debian
| nstable and instead of having one big
| release that everyone works on, it just
| updates certain packages everytime a new
| version is released. Arch Linux uses the same
| system.
| Interestingly, sidux bundles both the AMD64
| and the i386 version on the same disk. While
| this does avoid the problem of installing an
| AMD64 OS on a i386 machine, and then fumbling
| for another disk, it also means you download
| pretty much everything twice: whether you use
| it or not. The Sidux DVD is 2GB in size, far
| too large to fit onto a CD. There is live CD
| available in iteeditions.


sidux 2009-04 Brings KDE SC 4.3.4 and Linux Kernel

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| On the last day of 2009, Stefan Lippers-
| Hollmann uploaded and released the latest
| version of the sidux Linux-based operating
| system (codename "Moros"). sidux 2009-04
| ships with Linux kernel, KDE
| Software Compilation 4.3.4, and 3D support
| for ATI Radeon graphics cards. sidux is a
| full-featured Live CD based on Debian Sid,
| with a special focus on hard disk
| installations, a clean upgrade path within
| Sid and supplementary hardware and software
| support.


Articles: sidux 2009-03

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| Later than originally planned, we now have
| the pleasure to announce the immediate
| availability of sidux 2009-03 "",
| shipping with kernel 2.6.31 and KDE 4.3.2
| in the following flavours:
| * KDE-lite, amd64, en/ de, 65 MB.
| * KDE-lite, i686, en/ de, 60 MB.
| * KDE-full, amd64+i686, en/ de (bg, da, el, es, fr, hr, hu, it, ja, nl,
| pt, pt_BR, ro, ru through liveapt) .1 GB.
| * XFCE, amd64, en/ de, 95 MB.
| * XFCE, i686, en/ de