[News] Review of the Latest Foresight Linux; The Ease of Linux Migrations

[News] Review of the Latest Foresight Linux; The Ease of Linux Migrations

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 23:11:43

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Foresight Linux Review

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| GIMP is installed, but it not added into the Graphics menu. I wonder if
| itl be there if I reboot? I did run it from the command line and that
| worked. This is soemthing they definitely need to fix if they want to be the
| easy to use distro. After I rebooted, it was in the menu.
| Overall, the distro does a very nice job of picking a small amount of
| programs to have installed as the default. It weird that they didn have
| The GIMP installed by default, but no biggie there. It IS bad that it wasn
| in the menu as soon as being installed. It nice to be able to upgrade to
| the latest Gnome without having to install a whole new version of the distro.
| I don see anything special about it make it appeal to new users that
| doesn also apply to Ubuntu or any of these others. Il keep an eye on
| Foresight in the future, but nothing necessarily pulls me to it right now.


Ubuntu 7.10 to PCLinuxOS 2008

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| By the time I got around to writing this, of course Ubuntu 8.10 is out. I may
| switch back to it next time I have to re-install, but the point that this
| exercise has demonstrated to me, is that switching OSes, linux to linux is a
| lot easier than going cross platform, and can easily be done inside a day.
| Food for thought.


The slightly trickier part is moving from one desktop environment to another
(because of habits). Other than that, all distros are the same, so migrations
like these are seamless.


Foresight KDE Alpha-Alpha-Pre-Alpha-Pre Screenshot

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| Plans are to build a 3.5.9 Stable version and wait until 4.1 is released to
| push out a 4.1 version.


NEWS: Foresight Linux 2.0 Released

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| Overall, the installation went great, the user experience was great,
| PackageKit is easy to use, the User Guide is a great plus, all GNOMEish apps
| (except GIMP) are included... So, if there is someone who wants a different
| and fresh GNOME based desktop, Foresight is one of the best choices.


$199 Shuttle kPC ditches Ubuntu for Foresight Linux

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| When Shuttle unveiled its low-cost kPC desktop at CES in January, word was
| that the machine would come pre-loaded with a copy of the popular Ubuntu
| Linux operating system.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


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Testdriving Sidux 2007

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| Sidux ships with a 2.6.20 kernel, Xorg 7.1.1, gcc 4.1.2, and KDE
| 3.5.5. Iceweasel appears to be the default browser and
| OpenOffice.org is only at version 2.0.4. Besides what appears to
| be most of the KDE apps, other apps include The Gimp, Amarok,
| K3B, Kaffine, Scribus, XFMedia player, and Inkscape. There are a
| few system configuration tools, but not a lot. Ksensors is
| available through apt-get.


Foresight Linux (Review)

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| I'm really impressed - as a long time Ubuntu user, this is the first
| distro that really makes me consider switching.


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