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Thread: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

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    New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    Hi:
    After 2 of our members helped me to get qbittorent up an running for this new distro I came back to elaborate and share-

    "Voyager 12.10" 64-bit; built on Xubuntu is a very nice distribution.

    A friend and I spent about an hour interacting with this new distro and well; it's nice.

    It reminds me a lot of how Fedora does the Applications Menu on the upper left-
    One can also click on the desktop and obtain the Main Menu for the system that way as well.

    The Icon for mail, wired or wireless internet connection, system volume and time and date are located in the users's upper right hand corner DE-

    Coming from my friend who has used Windows all of his life he said that this distro is something he would like to have as his OS.
    He was very well pleased with Voyager and agreed he would like to install it!

    Voyager comes with:
    - XFCE Desktop Envirnment
    -Firefox Web browser
    Another browser as well (can't recall the name)
    -Pidgin
    - A large amount of desktop backgrounds! (some exceptionally pleasing to gaze at)
    - 2 terminals one Administrative
    - Gimp and a another application for graphics
    - Abi Word but 'did not' come with Open Office or Libre Office:-
    - Basic calculator
    - 4 desktop envirnment that you can tweak with Compiz Fusion!

    Overall; Voyager is light and easy to use.
    Easy for a Windows user coming to Linux to get use to--

    I wasn't able to determine if this distro is available in 32-bit as the website is completely in French-

    That just about wraps it up-

    Thanks again to Mips & Slickymaster for helping me with that torrent seed file-

    Cheers UltimateCat-
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


    Voyager 12.04 Xubuntu based on AMD Phenom Quad Core & Fedora on Sony Vaio


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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    It is available in 32 bit from both direct download and torrent, although for me being in Australia the direct download seemed very slow, so I switched to the torrent which was reasonably fast. Also google translate works reasonably well on the site if anyone else is interested to look.

    I think if someone is looking for an XFCE distro, then I haven't seen a better presented one than this. It has a real polish to the UI, rivalling efforts like Cinnamon, Unity and Gnome. It's not really my cup of tea but I came away very impressed with it and the features out of the box are second to none. A tip: you may have to change your default Firefox language because for me at least it was still in french.

    http://voyager.legtux.org/

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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    Thanks for these 2 reviews - now I'm tempted to distro-hop .... again!

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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    You are Welcome!
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


    Voyager 12.04 Xubuntu based on AMD Phenom Quad Core & Fedora on Sony Vaio


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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    Anyone found a direct download link for this yet?

    I tried the one on their page but that bombed after a while. Also the torrent is gonna take 5 days so I can't be bothered with that either.

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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    The torrent showed a few days for me as well but I left it running for 2 hours while I did something outside and it was finished when I came back.

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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    Quote Originally Posted by pootan View Post
    The torrent showed a few days for me as well but I left it running for 2 hours while I did something outside and it was finished when I came back.
    Thanks. Tried that and it's now downloaded, busy writing to usb.

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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    I'm happy to report that I was successful with my download and installation on my laptop. I chose the LTS version because that's just me. No matter, it Voyager is absolutely lovely. I feel like I've come home.
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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    Wrote it to two usb sticks with dd, tried both on two computers and both say invalid system disk. Will have to check the md5sum if I can find it.

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    Re: New Voyager 12.10 64bit distribution

    Looks like they have new direct downloads from sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/voya...?source=navbar

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