Review: SymphonyOne 2008
Dec 19, 2008, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The load time into the livecd is exceptional. It boots itself
to the desktop and gets itself ready to do business very quickly.
It's definitely one of the faster distributions to load, and
requires surprisingly few resources, making it perfect for older,
lower spec machines. This distribution could even run comfortably
on an old 800mhz machine if it had to. Once on the desktop you're
greeted with a rather unique interface.
"There is no taskbar, primary menu, or desktop icons. All you
have is four icons, one in each corner, a basic digital clock, and
an analog clock that sits as an applet on the desktop. The digital
clock at the top of the screen can't be removed, but the analog
clock applet can if it becomes a problem for you. The default
desktop used by SymphonyOne is a unique application called "Mezzo".
It's definitely not your typical Linux window manager."