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Toorox 08.2011 "Xfce", "Lite"
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1 17034 08-16-2011
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Description: "A new version of Toorox has been finished - but this time there are two new variants. The 'Xfce' edition with the lightweight and fast Xfce desktop 4.8.0. The desktop environment needs fewer resources and runs well on older hardware, or lightning-fast with new hardware. The installed applications are the same as of the 'KDE' or 'GNOME' editions. The 'Lite' edition - also with Xfce 4.8.0 - but this one has been shrunk. All of the huge applications have been either removed or replaced by smaller alternatives. Removed Ardour, Cinelerra, GIMP, Samba, IcedTea, Wine, kernel sources. Replaced LibreOffice with AbiWord, IceCat with Midori, Thunderbird with Claws-Mail."
Keywords: Gentoo-based Xfce Lite

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2

Cons: too many things not working

This review is of the standard Xfce version, not the light one.

The live DVD had similar problems to the KDE version, though it was slightly more responsive. Icecat was still paranoid, while Midori looked like the output from a dot-matrix printer. Kino and Cinelerra were not working, but the other software seemed satisfactory.

The installer actually worked this time, but subsequent booting was an odd process as it asked for my screen configuration every time and seemed to turn automatic log-in on and off at random. I tried to get the media codecs using the software installer, and found that it had to be run logged-in as root or else it tried to use sudo, which was not set up. When I finally told it to install what looked like codecs, two files installed but the third gave a mysterious error message. In fact, no patented codecs were installed. Iíd be happy to read the manual, but there isnít one. I suppose I could read the Gentoo documentation, but then I might as well install Gentoo.


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