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Imagineos 20110605
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1 18538 06-17-2011
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Description: "The new Imagineos release is finally available. This live CD created by using linux-live scripts with a few modifications uses KDE (4.5.5) as the desktop environment and is based on Slackware 13.37 with more applications and features. Some versions of major components of the system: Zen kernel 2.6.38.4, Squashfs 4.2, Aufs 20110502, GCC 4.5.3, Binutils 2.21.51.0.6, glibc 2.13. Changelog: system upgraded; bootsplash is again our splash manager; Plymouth removed; user created during hard disk install process is the default user; included AbiWord because it is important to have a word processor...."
Keywords: Slackware-based Live KDE Zen-kernel-2.6.38.4 Squashfs


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Old 06-17-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3

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ImagineOS seems to be a one-man distro. This can work (as in AntiX) but only if the developer limits their work by staying close to their source.

My first problem was that X would not run on my hardware. It turned out to be an upstream problem that has affected several distros, but the solution was found at the Debian forum: the ImaginOS developer could not help.

The live CD had a few problems (e.g. flv files would not play, despite the codecs being installed). The installer was a different matter. It is very basic: there is no opportunity to create /home. There is no help: a couple of options were unexplained and one remained a mystery. Although I created a user (not required), it still created another one, called imagine. The Lilo installer did not seem to have an option to install to a partition, and I did not risk putting it in the MBR. When I tried to boot using my existing Grub, I could not start vmlinuz.

There are two good Slackware derivatives, Salix and Vector. Despite the hard work and enthusiasm of its creator, ImagineOS is no competitor.
 




  



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