GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I've written a long, thorough review of GeckoLinux 421 Plasma 64-bit Static edition, an openSUSE-based and remastered distribution, tested on a laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot, 16 partitions, and multiple Windows and Linux installations, including look & feel, networking - Wireless and many associated problems, Bluetooth, Samba sharing and printing, multimedia playback, partitioning, package management and updates, applications, smartphone support - Windows Phone, Ubuntu Phone and iPhone, resource usage, performance, responsiveness, battery usage, suspend & resume, customization, various bugs and issues, overall value, and more. Sample freely.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/geckolinux-421-plasma.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    Thanks.
    I never saw the point of these "forks", better spend some time and tweak the original to your taste, or use something else.
     
  3. sb56637

    sb56637 Registered Member

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    Hello, GeckoLinux creator here. GeckoLinux is not a fork. The resulting system is unabashedly and apologetically openSUSE. The reason for this project's existence is to remedy some of the major flaws in the default configuration and distribution media that openSUSE officially ships. It does so by using openSUSE's (and Packman's) own infrastructure to build, configure, and even download GeckoLinux.

    Thanks a lot to Dedoimedo for the review. I'm not entirely in agreement with some of the conclusions he arrived at, but I understand that hardware incompatibilities are indeed frustrating, albeit something that I can't change.
     
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