Dreamlinux 3.

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  1. Beavenburt

    Beavenburt Registered Member

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    I've been running this for a few days now and, excuse the pun, it's running like a dream. The XFCE desktop is very light and snappy. I've had a dabble with Ubuntu, Mandriva and PCLOS and this really is the most stable on my system so far. My only gripe would be with Iceweasel. I had to mess around with about:config to get a few things working correctly.
    Anyone else tried DL and what are your thoughts?
     
  2. wat0114

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    It looks interesting. Maybe I'll burn it to cd and try it out later. I've only briefly test driven PCLOS and SimplyMepis, both of which I really liked, especially SimplyMepis, and I wanted to install it to h/disk but I couldn't; it froze part ways through the install on two consecutive attempts. I was going to retain my /Home partition from Ubuntu.

    What I really want to try to avoid doing is distro hopping all over the place, preferring instead to settle on something that looks to have good backing with active, on-going development. Ubuntu seems the best to me in this regard, and I like its founder, Mark Shuttleworth. The latest LTS release is working very well for me. Still, it is hard to resist test driving some of the many distros out there :)
     
  3. L815

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    When I tried it, I had issues with the laptop resolution. So far, the only distro my res doesn't work right.
     
  4. Beavenburt

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    I was trying not to fall into the distro hopping trap but I just couldn't help myself. The trouble I have now is Dreamlinux feels like a keeper but I know because I have a new found love for the Xfce desktop i'll end playing with Xubuntu and the like.
     
  5. Old Monk

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    Hi

    Not switched on my home laptop for a month :blink:

    But when I do it will still have Dreamlinux sitting there waiting for me along with Wolvix.

    I've tried quite a number of distro's over the last few months and Dreamlinux has proved my favourite.

    Easy install. Easy use. Great to look at.

    No more distro hopping for me...... I hope :)
     
  6. Longboard

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    Dream 3.1 was good for me
    Xubuntu: nice
    Cant shift me off PCLOS really as primary now.

    currently have installed PCLOS Mini Me: 'the bare bones' PCLOS for browsing and fooling around.(and tweaked as well as I can: pick and choose what to install after really minimal HD install: synaptic: what a tool !!)

    :) You're not alone there :)
    Wolvix, Vector (standard) , Zenwalk, : check em out: Slack and XFCE = quick
    SAM Linux is PCLOS with xfce
    http://www.sam-linux.org/
    Review: http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/14581
    tbh I had some issues with SAm in a VM, cant recall but something teed me off, something that wasn't easy to fix, for me anyway.

    If you havent found it yet: http://www.dedoimedo.com/
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computer_software.html
    A righteous source of many linuxy things :) :)

    Get the new Virtual box: test test test play play play :D
    google "sourceforge perfect desktop"

    hhmm..Fedora9 released..must have a look ...
     
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  7. Beavenburt

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    HaHa you're very excitable:D There's so many distros to try but so little time. I'm itching to try Mint at the moment. Time to set up another VM I reckon.
    Yes I know all about Mrkvonic' site, it's very informative.
     
  8. Kerodo

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    I have tried Dream and Mint also, both are pretty nice, and user friendly in general. After distro hopping for a long time, I have settled on just a few favorites, Ubuntu, SuSE, Fedora and PCLOS. Ubuntu is probabaly my #1 choice right now. But that's the great part of Linux, there are so many to sample and choose from, it's a lot of fun. :)
     
  9. farmerlee

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    Theres an extraordinary amount of choice just within ubuntu itself, i've lost count of them all.
    Being a linux newb i've been trying to just stick with ubuntu to help me learn but with all these new distros popping up i just can't help trying them out lol.
     
  10. Longboard

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    :) :)
    According to the fedora-istas ; "always the latest and greatest"
    Fedora 9 released; http://fedoraproject.org/

    Found this nice install/tutorial: http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html
    Nice site there, some good links
    I am impressed with the amount of useful documentation, fixes, app install guides etc around for Fedora.
    I might have a go, see if I can work with YUM ;)

    @Farmerlee: how goes the Solaris ?
     
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    I like Ubuntu as a Live CD.
    I prefer Debian testing, IMHO best blend of stability/bleeding edge/security/tweakability/support available for a desktop machine for non-newb use.
    I am a sucker for Gnome (I always liked the Win2k desktop best in windows and Gnome seems a more modern version), but XFCE is impressive in the amount of features it packs in and still remain resource efficent and will probably run debian + XFCE when I get an Asus EEE for my wife later in the year.

    YUM is fine to use (I have a web server running a red-hat blend distro, planing to move to Debian stable).
     
  12. farmerlee

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    Thanks for the update, i'm actually using fedora 8 on my other system at the moment so i'll definitely have to check out v9.

    I had a few troubles getting open solaris working inside virtualbox but after ironing some bugs out i've managed to get it up and running. I haven't had much time to play with it yet but i've read that it has a new filesystem which is supposed to quite good as well as built in rollback and virtualisation features which i'm hoping to test out. From what little i have used it, it is looking quite promising.
     
  13. Beavenburt

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    I think distro hopping is inevitable to be honest. There's just so much choice. Also, one needs to find a setup that works with their system. For instance, it's took me four distros just to realise that XFCE runs the best on my old machine. It is good fun though. I liken it to messing around with different software in Windows. I could never keep a setup for long, had to always try the latest and greatest (*free) software.
     
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    Hard to beat PCLOS and if I manage to solve the only problem I had with it, I'll install again when the 2008 version (this month sometime?) becomes available.

    In the meantime, DreamLinux 3 sounds interesting and I'll give the Live CD a go at the weekend if I have the time.
     
  15. Beavenburt

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    The liveCD ran lightening quick on my machine. I think I decided to install after a minute, I was sold straight away. No regrets so far.
    DL does have it's little quirks just like any other distro but, it's nothing I can't handle, even as a Linux noob. I don't think there's a distro out there that doesn't need the odd tweak here and there after install.
    I know it may not run as well on others machines but I highly recommend it based on my experiences with it so far.
     
  16. L815

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    Distro hopping for me is like a disease. I feel good one minute, horrible the next, eventually I sit comfortably on my Windows. Still love linux :D
     
  17. Kerodo

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    I still like my XP too, but distro hopping has taken the place of app hopping for me..
     
  18. L815

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    App hopping is a bit less troublesome because I don't have to restart or anything. Also less tear on the HDD.
     
  19. farmerlee

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    Virtualised distro hopping is no trouble and far easier. Hdd wear and tear could be an issue so i just thrash a cheap external hard drive instead.
     
  20. Kerodo

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    I don't really worry about HD thrashing or wear and tear. I have had these 3 WD HD's for about 7 years now, running 24/7, reformatting a million times and generally messing with things all the time, and to date, no problems whatsoever... Maybe I'm just lucky. One day something will probably crash and burn I'm sure.... :)
     
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    Good idea that, I'll have to get a cheap external for the job.
     
  22. farmerlee

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    I just use an old 160gig sata drive which i put in a cheap external case.
    Another advantage is your host system will run better when the guest is on a seperate hard drive.
     
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