elementary OS 0.2 review - Uphill

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    It is elementary, dear Dedoimedo. Indeed, this be a long review of elementary OS 0.2 64-bit edition with Pantheon desktop environment, including live session, installation in a quadruple-boot setup, and post-install use, covering Wireless, Samba sharing, look & feel, programs, Flash & MP3 playback, package management & updates, system customization, system stability, system resources, suspend & resume, and many problems like meager applications selection, file manager issues, no network sharing, no printing, limited multimedia support, buggy programs, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/elementary-beta.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    Nice review, thanks.
     
  3. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Pantheon File Manager is too limited.

    Fortunately, the Pantheon Desktop is modular so you can swap out components without affecting the overall system.

    On mine, I run Nautilus File Manager, which as you may guess, brings back the ability to place icons on the desktop. And to put folders there and whatnot.

    Mrkvonic is right the minimize button is missing. You can put it back in with instructions found here:

    http://refugeeks.com/how-to-add-a-minimise-button-in-elementary-os-luna/

    Depending on the button layout, if you download a Mac OSX theme, Luna is quite a lovely Macbuntu.

    Its a work in progress but a desktop with a clean and simple layout that is refreshingly old school is welcome! That's what the Pantheon Desktop vision represents.
     
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