OSNews: Cobind Desktop: Linux Done Right
Apr 27, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Scheinberg)
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"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..."