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

  • Subject: [News] Review of moonOS 3, Ubuntu GNU/Linux Derivative
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 21:05:17 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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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.  Itâs 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 canât say I particularly like the
| Enlightenment desktop, sure it does have some nice touches, but it is quite heavy
| and window switching isnât 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 wonât 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 Iâve 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
| âMakaraâ, 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 sometimes the good looks are only the beginning of the greatness
| hidden beneath that flashy exterior.  So which is it for MoonOS?  Let's find
| out.


First Look: moonOS 2

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| If you don't fancy Enlightenment as your desktop environment and want
| something more "traditional," moonOS 2 is also available in an LXDE edition.
| Both versions of moonOS 2 are a joy to look at and use. I didn't find any
| major problems and the system is not a resource-eating monster so in the end
| whether you'll use it or not is just a matter of taste.


Torvalds rejects one-size-fits-all Linux

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| Linus Torvalds has rejected the argument that Linux developers should pool
| their resources behind a single distribution.

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