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Review: GoblinX 2.7

Dec 31, 2008, 15:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"Booting into GoblinX you're initially greeted by a grub boot screen that offers you a lot of interesting choices. For starters, you get to choose from five different window managers: XFCE, KDE, FluxBox, WindowMaker, or Enlightenment. But that's not all - it also offers a text only mode in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German. And if you think that's the end of it, there's still more! GoblinX offers a section for Goblin Fresh (a semi-graphical terminal session that allows a command line boot into XFCE), Goblin Copy to Ram, Fastest GoblinX Boot, Uncustomized GoblinX Boot, Change Root Password, and Run Memtest Utility.

Whew! Yes, all of that is contained in just the boot menu. That's quite a lot for one distribution. Each of the different desktops have a different layout, and a different wallpaper (to help you more easily determine which desktop you're in), but a consistent list of programs available to all desktops. I found the overall load times to be reasonable, but I was unimpressed with the hardware support the distribution offered."

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