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GoblinX – An Alternative OS With 4 Different Flavors

Nov 03, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

"After five years of development, they are still basing their distribution on Slackware and trying to ease the use of keeping it simple without assuming they know everything every user might want.

"GoblinX began life as one of the strangest looking distros available. With its goblin logo, Halloween colors, gawdy window decorations, and strange wallpapers it surely gave its users a unique experience. Today, GoblinX tries to appear more mainstream, but they still refuse to bow to the tide.

"The developers include little that’s not Open Source, which means no proprietary drivers, codecs, or plugins. What they do is provide a nice stable environment with handy applications. Most hardware is detected and auto-configured, but some wireless Ethernet cards may need manual configuration. Fortunately, unlike some distros, they have included Ndiswrapper for those who require Windows drivers to activate their wireless network interface controller in order to access the Internet."

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