Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu
Jul 05, 2008, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
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"Sidux is a new Debian derivative that's still just a baby, born
in January 2007. Sidux announced a brand-new release on June 26,
Sidux 2008-02, so we're going to kick the tires and take it for a
drive, and see what sets it apart from other children of Debian.
Currently it offers a choice of the KDE or Fluxbox desktop, and it
supports both 32-bit i686 and AMD64. There is also an XFCE variant.
Before trying it out for yourself, be sure to read the Quick Start
section in the excellent and exceptionally helpful Sidux manual
before burning it to a CD.
"Today I'll report first impressions, and next week dig into its
guts. In a nutshell, I think Sidux is a great choice for Debian
fans who want Debian Sid in a nice polished package, and who want
it as plain vanilla as possible, rather than heavily-modified as so
many Debian derivatives (such as Ubuntu) like to do..."