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Cobind 0.1
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1 17436 04-08-2004
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0



Description: Cobind is a desktop that runs XFCE and ships with Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. It's based off the Fedora 1 core and comes on 1 CD.
Keywords: Fedora, one cd, xfce


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Old 04-08-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
Trinity22
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 280

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 7

Pros: Fast, clean desktop, newer distro
Cons: poor CD burning, kde withdrawl



I'm on Cobind right now as an alternative to my now defunct former distro, which was based on Redhat 9. I was all for finding a one CD distro based off of Fedora.

The install took about 16 minutes.... it is non-graphical, but easy enough to figure out. Your desktop environment is XFCE, which is nice enough, I'll admit, but a bit hard to get used to if you are used to kde like myself.

It ships with Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox and even a GAIM version that supports Yahoo. I used Yum to install Open Office instead of Abiword, which is what it's default word processor is.

CD burning is the biggest problem with this distro, mainly because there doesn't seem to be a graphical front end that works nice. Gtoaster, which is what it comes with, was useless. An installed K3b mysteriously refuses to come up. Which leaves the lovely job of making CD's via the command line. I'm not anti-command line, but spending 20 minutes per CD when you make about 4 a week is a pain in the ass.

Other than that, I think this distro is good and I'll be sticking with it for a while. Hopefully some forums will pop up or something about it as though the interest is piqued via a distrowatch article, it's an extremely unknown distro.
 




  



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