"...with last week's release of version 1.2, GNOME has
attained a level of reliability and overall "completeness" that
elevates it to the level of "ready for prime time." This
release is smooth, stable, polished, and, because it represents the
last major GNOME release of the 1.x series, a tempting preview of
where GNOME is headed. "
"Helixcode has solved the download and installation process in a
different (and better) manner by providing an installer program
that allows for selection of packages through a GUI. The installer,
while allowing users some flexibility in terms of selecting
optional packages, still guarantees installation of all required
components. In the face of over 100 total binary packages, this is
a welcome relief."
"One thing worth noting for users who have gotten away with a
relatively small root partition: for better or worse, Helixcode
downloads its files into /tmp. Users selecting "everything" during
the installation will be faced with a potential space crunch owing
to the massive amount of software being downloaded. We solved the
problem by creating a symbolic link to a Helixcode installation
directory located in a roomier partition."