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Old 10-26-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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LXer: Vixta: Nice concept, incomplete execution


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Vixta is a new Linux distribution, first released only last month, based on the not-yet-released Fedora 8. Its main objective is to emulate the visual aspects of Microsoft Vista. Version 095 contains the newest, and sometimes unstable, versions of software. The project's goals include being free in every sense, requiring absolutely no configuration, and being user-friendly, eye-catching, and familiar. Too bad the goals don't include feature-complete and stable.

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Old 10-26-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad product. Problems with resolution, locked gadgets on the screen, disappearing panels, lack of media support (no, not codecs, but MEDIA PLAYERS). It looks like they took all there is unstable in Fedora, downloaded a theme from kde-org, compiled a custom kernel with less modules and packed it full of glitches. Not even the installer was modified. I could have done that.

And don't even let me get started on the horrible name. Haven't we all learned a lesson with "Lindows", for crying out loud. Come on people, let's be original. Let's give a personality to Linux instead of copying (badly) what has already been created. By the looks of it, this project will drive every Vista user back to Vista, for obvious reasons, since it looks broken, feels broken and the name sounds goofy...
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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...compiled a custom kernel with less modules and packed it full of glitches.
They wanted it to be like Vista didn't they? :-D It gives an authentic feel to the OS.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 05:16 AM   #4
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Yeah, they did, but failed. By the looks of it, it sounds worse than Windows ME (and that is a hard thing to beat). It sure will help people to thank Microsoft and go back to Vista once they've tried this "Operating System"

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Old 10-27-2007, 05:44 AM   #5
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They wanted it to be like Vista didn't they? :-D It gives an authentic feel to the OS.
LOL. That was my impression when I read it. I understand that Vista's primary problems are incompatibility with older applications, slowness, and bloat (not instability), but it is a funny thought.

Let me add that with a name like "Vixta," there is no way they will avoid getting a call from Microsoft's legal department.
 
  


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