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KahelOS 050110 Review and Screenshots

Apr 21, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])


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Today I had the pleasure of reviewing a distro i wanted to check out during its last stable release but I ran out of time. When I saw sourceforge had a new version of KahelOS available for download, I jumped on it. I was excited to try the Arch-based KahelOS on my Dell desktop for several reasons. Just like Arch, KahelOS is on a rolling release schedule and uses Pacman package manager. Also, this version of KahelOS uses Gnome 2.30.0. These all sit well with the goals of what I want my desktop computer to be.

Installation is still text-based in KahelOS so newbies won't enjoy the graphical installers seen in most top distros today. Although it was text-based I was able to finish the installation successfully. The directions seemed clear to me on what to do but it was all a bit intimidating, especially using nano or vi at the end of the install. I would guess a graphical installer is on the list of to-do's, or should be.

KahelOS features a matching login screen and desktop both include the KahelOs logo and cartoon mascot, the orange-shirted penguin. The login and desktop are bright and colorful switching to a green theme from the previous version's orange tones"

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