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Linux Journal: EasyLinux v1.2 [Review]

Jul 24, 2000, 00:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pedro Bueno)

"In my first contact with EasyLinux v1.2, which I received as the manager of LinuxGO, a Brazilian user group, I thought it was just another Linux distribution. In spite of some bugs, it was a very good-looking distribution. In the new EasyLinux v2000, it proves to be a really stable and competitive Linux desktop distribution...."

"As a self-proclaimed Desktop Linux distribution, EasyLinux succeeds. It is really a robust operating system, very easy to install and configure, and designed for the user who likes GUI and doesn't know or doesn't want to know about console, terminal or any kind of command-line option. One benefit of EasyLinux is that it uses the .RPM (Red Hat Packet Manager) format for its packets, which provides an easier way to upgrade and install new packets. Another good point is that it is completely based on the KDE Window Manager. As I said before, there are three different installation modes, and although the results are surprisingly good in all modes, I didn't like the LAN Server mode and imagine most current administrators wouldn't like it either. The reason is simple: as system administrators, we need the freedom to configure our systems in the way we need and like, but with EasyLinux, we are dependent on the GUI and its applications. As stated on the site, EasyLinux ``concentrates on those users who want to apply Linux as a desktop workstation or as a PC (of course working with the shell is still possible).'' In this aspect, it is very well done."

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