Foresight Linux an (very) interesting newcomer
Still cruising various distros:
looking for the right balance and saw Foresight V2.0
Only #26 at distrowatch
This distro caught my eye a bit related to this:
And; seems to have an interesting package management system: Conary
I know there are other "embedded" linux os's but this was a bit intriguing to me
Home page : lol SPARSE to say the least: still under devt !?
There is this which is good:
OK: dl and install into VMWare Workstation6:
amazing fast install ~14 minutes, heh: gave the VM 512 mb RAm and install routine complained !!
Very clean install and reboot; options for configuring partitions and SYSLINUX boot loader.
No problem with resolution.
Nice list of basic apps
Nice selection of apps: Totem instead of MPlayer and no FF plugin: So test this conary: very simple interface: Find>Install = looks like nothing happening: app icon shows something? : then get message = "Installed"
On the menu: all good, Dl the codecs with apt get (!!) went well: all even better.
I'm still really raw at the *nix but this was impressive from (very) simple end user POV.
Lots of menu lists for configuring...
seems to be addressing "Foresight Linux" as an 'interface' for apps rather than an 'OS' ;played with no probs in Foresight MPlayer.
Google for Conary developer:
I'll be trying this out for a while: a bit tricky to find info about repos and packages available so far, user input options are a bit unfamiliar ( at least for enduser like me) but are relatively well documented .
There are some very favourable reviews of their earlier releases at distrowatch pages
So far I am liking this
Not as fast as slack distros: less complex
For me, much better than say Ubuntu 'plain'
I dropped it into my ISP's file library and interestingly 15 dl's almost immediately
Hope some others will have a look and comment.
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Last edited by Longboard : March 15th, 2008 at 08:48 AM.
Re: Foresight Linux an (very) interesting newcomer
"Pouvoir ŕ l'Imagination. Power to the imagination. La imaginación al poder".
"Perfect is the enemy of good enough". Voltaire.
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