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DreamLinux 3.5 Desktop Edition

Mar 03, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Built on Debian 5.0 "Lenny", the 3.5 release has filled some details in for the redesigned DreamLinux distro focusing on portability with enhancements to wireless drivers, laptop, netbook, and pendrive installs. The XFCE desktop environment is included paired with Gnome available in the form of a module. The shiny new distro features the 2.6.28.5 Linux kernel, new icons and a new GTK+ theme. I was curious to see how DreamLinux Desktop 3.5 Edition behaved after its complete re-design.

"I downloaded the 695MB .ISO file which took me a little longer than I would have liked, buying on CD for $1.95 is recommended. I burned my .ISO to a CD and ran the distro as a live CD. Right away I noticed many different methods of installation for the DreamLinux distro. OEM install allows the installation onto an entire drive for users just running DreamLinux. Another option was the DL Install icon which installs onto a created partition. The Easy-Install icon on the desktop allowed for the quick addition of many applications that are not included out-of-the-box due to legal reasons. Some of the applications include Azureus, Opera, Picasa, Skype, Google-Earth, Wine, Google Desktop, SongBird, Google Gadgets, XMMS, Deluge, Xara LX, Kompozer, Adobe Acrobat, Midori, Mplayer, W32Codecs, and Firefox. This is also how you can install DVD Support by adding the Libdvdcss library."

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