Technology: Fluxbuntu: User-friendly Featherweight Linux?
Feb 14, 2008, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"While Linux is praised for its ability to run on older
hardware, modern distributions such as [K]Ubuntu and Fedora eat up
lots of disk space, memory, and processing power. And, while there
are many smaller distributions that are designed to run on
antiquated machines, most of them require years of Linux
experience, lest the user risk becoming bogged down in problems.
Fluxbuntu's aim is to be a 'lightweight, productive, agile, and
efficient' operating system; this review takes a look at Fluxbuntu
and whether it lives up to the challenge of creating a
user-friendly experience on a tight resources budget.
"Fluxbox, unlike Ubuntu, uses a text-based installation program
that might scare away some users that haven't experienced a