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Descent OS 3.0
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1 6417 09-11-2012
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Description: "I am pleased to announce that Descent|OS 3 is officially available for download. It is 32-bit only for now, but the PAE kernel is supported after install. In terms of cosmetics, Qt now looks right, and all the packages have been updated. The MATE desktop has been great to work with, and it is stable. It uses the 3.2 series kernel, and is based on Ubuntu 12.04. All the packages have been updated since the release candidate, and it behaves just the way I want it to. I have included a Beginner's Guide for new people to learn how to use Synaptic and the custom keyboard shortcuts."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based kernel-3.2 MATE


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Old 09-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 2,943

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5

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DescentOS is an Ubuntu respin using the Mate desktop. But isnít Mint an Ubuntu derivative with Mate? Whatís the difference?

Very little. On the positive side, DescentOS has a pager on the panel by default. On the negative side, encrypting /home caused the display manager to refuse to log me in. I had to log in using a virtual terminal, then repeat the process in the GUI. As with Ubuntu, but not Mint, I couldnít get it to use my USB speakers.

Basically this is one manís personal distro, which he has made available to the public, and less than 50 people are using it. If he has to leave for any reason, thereís nothing so special about it that someone else would feel the need to keep it going. If you want a Debian derivative with Mate, thereís Mint. So why install DescentOS?
 




  



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