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OSNews: Cobind Desktop: Linux Done Right

Apr 27, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Scheinberg)

"I've been reviewing Linux distributions for a few years now, and each time I load something new, I'm struck by the fact that it's almost always a close variant to everything else. It takes a while to get things running - to customize everything and get the desktop looking just right for me. I have to spend a while organzing the taskbar and optimizing the system. I've gotten very used to manuevering around default settings, even though they aren't always what I want. This is generally a given when installing a new Linux distribution.

"This would all change last week when I installed Cobind Desktop version 0.1 on my machine. For the first time in a long time, I saw what I felt was Linux done right. I sat in front of a machine that promised to deliver something very exciting in the near future. Cobind desktop is based heavily on Fedora Core 1, but unlike other desktops has a novel approach to OS delivery. Whereas many Linux distributions offer a variety of programs to give the user choice, Cobind does not. Cobind offers a simple and sleek set of packages, focusing on delivering a single product well rather than a slew of options with mixed results..."

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