Re: Pinguy OS
Originally Posted by pinguy
Imagine, an OS that works out of the box. Imagine, a linux that will install without broadband. I spent weeks downloading and getting Ubuntu to a working state a year ago. Over a week with Mint this year. Crunchbang -supposedly light-- took 14 hours just on downloading the initial update with my broadband light. This is not light. You are getting the gigs if you know it or not. I will also add: It isn't bloated if you will probably need it!! Bloat is leaving something essential out and forcing users to google, post, and download unneeded stuff to find that simple perfect one thing you do need.
I also like the fact restricted stuff is included. Again, you trying to just get stuff to work. Daggoneit, we will need to download and install it anyway. If not, then circular file the distro.
Two suggestions: 1. A multiple cd edtion. Isn't there a way to have users insert cd2 or 3? (I don't care if 14 cds that will save me 14 hours.) This is needed for old laptops with no dvd drive, no ethernet cat 5 and only broadcom wireless card. (DVDs are the future, in 5 years nearly all popular distros will be on dvd. But, my hardware is from the past, circa the year 4 bdvd .) If notm maybe a ubuntu to pinguy sh script? 2. How about a Linux Mint Debian Edition based version of pinguy, thus rolling. I cannot stomach the thought of upgrading any linux machine, since I intensely hate ever needing to reinstalling anything once set up.
I am not sure of the name Pinguy-Os. But, what do I know? I am still unsure a guy named Hussein can be elected President of the US.
PS. My mother loves her computer, because of her auto rotating webshots. Without this, she would never had a reason to turn on her quad core 8 gig of ram win 7 machine. So, I was excited to see such an animal included on the video review.... And I agree, no one I know in real life can get a handle on gimp. Only online people I know. So, if you found a replacement, that is great. I plan to spend a month, someday learning gimp, before I die, just not soon.
Last edited by degarb; January 16th, 2011 at 05:26 AM.
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