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OSNews: Review of Onebase 2004 Linux

Jan 22, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Fries)

"Onebase is still a very new distribution - the first version appeared only in July 2003, and Onebase 2004 released in early January 2004 is a major rewrite and enhancement of the original concept. It started out as a source-based system, but with this release it embraced binary packages as well, becoming a hybrid. It is not based on any other major distro or package management system, instead it prides itself on doing things its own way. These are still the early days, but this is also what makes it an interesting distro, and the one to watch.

"Before we proceed to installation, I would like to briefly describe Olm - Onebase Linux Management. Olm and the assorted ol-commands are the heart of Onebase. Together they aim to provide an integrated system for managing many aspects of system administration, initial setup and dealing with packages. These are console tools and there are a number of options and one-letter switches, fortunately the only command one really has to remember is olm, as invoked by itself it will provide a listing of all available options..."

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