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Review: SymphonyOne 2008

Dec 19, 2008, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"The load time into the livecd is exceptional. It boots itself to the desktop and gets itself ready to do business very quickly. It's definitely one of the faster distributions to load, and requires surprisingly few resources, making it perfect for older, lower spec machines. This distribution could even run comfortably on an old 800mhz machine if it had to. Once on the desktop you're greeted with a rather unique interface.

"There is no taskbar, primary menu, or desktop icons. All you have is four icons, one in each corner, a basic digital clock, and an analog clock that sits as an applet on the desktop. The digital clock at the top of the screen can't be removed, but the analog clock applet can if it becomes a problem for you. The default desktop used by SymphonyOne is a unique application called "Mezzo". It's definitely not your typical Linux window manager."

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