AriOS 4.0 review - Overwhelming

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Get ready to be stunned. I've written a long review of AriOS 4.0, a Ubuntu-based distribution with Gnome 3 desktop, focusing on live session, installation in a quadruple-boot setup and post-install use, including Wireless, Samba, look & feel, multimedia playback - Flash and MP3, applications choice, Gnome Shell extensions, printing, stability, suspend & resume, system resources, and various problems like visual glitches, branding, clutter, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/arios-4.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. TerryWood

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    Hi

    I find this a most confusing review. That does NOT relate to the title or initial comments.

    It is a bit like a chocolate bar teaser ad. but the reality.........

    I suppose a teacher might say

    "Can do better"

    Terry
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why not. Overwhelmed is how I felt, so how come it's not accurate?
    Mrk
     
  4. ahriman

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    Great review!
    Overwhelming is an apt description.
     
  5. Mman79

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    This review is one of the reasons I rarely stray from the "big boy" distros. Many of these off-shoots and distros with small teams end up being regrettable decisions. Still, this is a nice looking version at least. It's too bad it has so many issues.
     
  6. NormanF

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    Why didn't you test LuninoxOS and Linux Deepin? They are both lovely GNOME 3 distros - I mean GNOME 3 distros heavily tweaked for desktop users. The idea is to take the GNOME 3 without all the pure GNOME 3 Shell drawbacks as we all know. They deserve reviews of their own - and indeed quite a few distros besides AriOS use GNOME 3 in a more traditional desktop configuration. Contrary to what Dedoimedo thinks - not all is without hope in GNOME 3! Cheers! :thumb:
     
  7. linuxforall

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    Sometimes lesser the cooks, better the broth, Sabayon and Chakra also manage fine without being BIG.
     
  8. Mman79

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    I haven't used Sabayon in quite a long time, but when I did it was really a nice distro. You make a good point, but I've also witnessed smaller groups of cooks not have the time, effort or cohesiveness to get the soup right or out in reasonable time.
     
  9. Kerodo

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    Sabayon was quite slick and polished last time I took it for a spin....
     
  10. linuxforall

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    I agree and the best example is aptonsid or sidux, great rolling release thrown to the waste.
     
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