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The Most Elegant Linux Distribution
Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:02 PM
What i like about linux is it's decentralization. I can cookup my own linux distro and use it on vmware or directly on any hard disk. Also i can choose the apps i want to use on linux. In case of windows or apple, when they make big changes and drop apps or features it becomes hard for us to get back. In case of linux we have plenty of options and most likely many good things like apps and features are still there. YOu're not tied to any service or company. You just get it from any source possible. That is the reason slowly i am planning to move to linux. As windows 8 is going to break many things in future like OEM boot keys and metro UI etc.
As for your question of most elegant linux distribution, i think Ubuntu with unity desktop seems to be the way to go. I do think mint and mephis are good. But i guess opensuse, fedora are too heavy for my needs.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:39 AM
You will notice that they are quite the same at the performance even though there is increase in the RAM amount. I do think there should be program like ubuntu friendly that checks the system for the hardware and parts and certifies if it is valid for the respective hardware.
In case of dreamlinux there seems to be no way of checking that as there is no such checking program. I would love to check if there is any local group or software that runs programs like ubuntu friendly and manages the certification for other distros. In any case, dreamlinux is good for low end system as there is XFCE. So yes, if anyone is in need of low end machine then this is good system for them to work with. I will check it's performance over virtual machine if i get time.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:10 AM
Enlightenment desktop or xfwm or openbox based distributions are the one with some higher limit but they do run on the old or limited hardware too. In case of puppy linux which works like a perfect desktop machine from the USB or similar media can be alternative. As the puppy linux only takes around 122 mb or lower system resoources for both HD and RAM.
In case of ubuntu, pentium 3 or pentium 4 machines are less likely to run the precisse pangolin which is version 12.04 releasing this monday. As per my test, it is hard to see that working on pentium based computer, so i suggest xfce or openbox or say lxde based distrubution. LXDE is lightweight and good distro compared to ubuntu. LXDE flavor of ubuntu is called lubuntu, you can check it out.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:10 PM
I think ubuntu is quite elegant as well. For me visual elegance is a secondary thing. I need the extra bit of performance and reliability and I can trade them for visual effects. So for me ubuntu is the best deal.
then i would suggest you test XUBUNTU... try it out on VMWare and tell me what you think of its performance, and always remember that if installed on Hard Disk (Dual boot with Windows) they perform a lot faster...
Other than the Login Ugliness... the Desktop layout is quite nice one you're in hehe
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