With the release of the Debut and Redux 64 remixes, feedback from users has been overwhelmingly encouraging, so much so that we decided to keep the journey going. Software should never remain stagnant, nor should anything in life. Complacency brings with it apathy and dependence followed by atrophy. "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
To create an operating system which would target new users to Linux or computing in general. An easy to install system which is inviting and intuitive to use, enhanced with applications that the majority of users would require on a day by day basis, which could easily be tailored to any individuals needs. In creating this project, we would provide the nucleus of this system and through consultation with the public on our forum, continue to evolve into something that will become indispensable for personal computer users world wide. During this process, we would also like to teach you how to create your own system – Give a man a fish...
Burn the downloaded ISO 'image' to a DVD and then boot from the DVD. Alternatively if you don't have an optical drive, you can create a startup disk to USB flash drive and then boot your computer from there.
Intel Video - No issues encountered. Install and enjoy
ATI Video - After install, please use kernel .38-10 or .38-11 (already provided as an option in 'Grub' boot screen). ATI are way behind regarding Kernel support
NVidia - After install, proceed to your 'Home' folder and then to 'Post Install Info'. I have included the latest drivers and instructions for you.
After driver installation, you may encounter strange 'plymouth' loading screens - same fix applies as per previous versions (how to fix ugly plymouth)
In the menus, you will see an icon for 'Google Earth' - this has been removed at the last minute due to distribution licence. The icon slipped past us.
If you would like to be part of this project, you are more than welcome to do so in whatever form you would like. From a tester, suggester to artist and coder. It should be fun and informative and together we may well just change the world.
By downloading and using this system you acknowledge that Codecs, Flash and Java are pre installed and agree to their respective licences.
DVD Live Session:
During the Live session, you will only be able to experience the 'Unity' environment. After install, you may choose either 'Unity' (Ubuntu) or 'Classic' dependent on your preferences.
Oz Unity 2.0 - Onyx 64 is based on Canonicals Ubuntu 11.04. This is not a long term support base. As such, please treat this system with due caution. Whilst we've tried to test on as many different units as we could there is no guarantee it will work on all. If you like this remix, then GREAT! if not, thanks for trying but please don't 'hate' - we're simply trying to 'give back' to a community that has given us so much.
This has been a collaborative work, taking on board suggestions provided by the Ultimate Edition Oz Community. In great part, I would like to thank (In no particular order); Blackwolf, mmesantos1, INX, Guru Linux Riomhaire and Wind for their outstanding contributions, effort, diligence, motivation and friendship. Without them, we would not have this latest installment of Oz Unity. Take a bow gentlemen, you deserve it.
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64 Bit Architecture Computer
1Gb Ram (minimum)
12Gb Available HDD
Video Accelerator suggested but not essential.
Intel Core i7 2500K Quad Core
Gigabyte Z68 UD4 Chipset
EVGA Geforce GTX580 1536MB
Corsair 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3, OCZ 120GB