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Quick Look: PureOS 3.0

Feb 20, 2011, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"Every once in a while I run into a distro that has me scratching my head and wondering what the developers were thinking. PureOS is just such a distribution. Version 3.0 was just released and announced on DistroWatch, so I thought I'd give it a download and see what it was like.

"I had initially planned to do a full review of it on Desktop Linux Reviews, but I ran into a snag with the install (which I'll talk more about in that section of this quick look) so I decided to do a quick look instead. This quick look is based on the live desktop environment.

"PureOS is based on Debian's testing branch and it includes software from it. There are two versions, PureOS and PureOS Slight. Pure OS Slight users Xfce instead of GNOME, and the download weighs in at 400 MB instead of 700 MB for Pure OS. The selection of software is slightly different for PureOS Slight (Abiword and Gnumeric instead of LibreOffice, etc.)."

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