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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
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"With great pleasure I announce the release of SalentOS 14:04. After months of work, here's the new operating system, available in four editions: SalentOS 32-bit 'Full' and 'Light', SalentOS 64-bit 'Full' and 'Light'. The 'Full' edition is complete with all the software available so it can be used right away to surf the web, enjoy multimedia content and work. The live image weighs around 850 MB, it is installable and can be burned to DVD, or used to create a bootable USB device. The 'Light' edition is designed to use alternative software and programs according to the tastes and preferences of each user. It contains the base system and has only a web browser and text editor installed."
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6
Everything works and long-term support
May not be to everyone's taste
I tested the 32-bit version of SalentOS, based on the latest long-term-support Ubuntu. The installation disk offers a live session or installation. The installer is easy to use and supports encryption of /home.
I found it unusably slow to start with, because the Compton compositor was running by default. To remove it, I had to edit the startup script. The program obkey didn’t work, so creating keyboard shortcuts also involved editing a script. The panel is the very basic tint2 (no pager or applets), which I replaced by lxpanel (more editing). It’s difficult to see who’d want such a bare-bones system as Openbox with tint2 if they have the power and RAM to run Compton.
The software includes Deadbeef music player and Gnome-mplayer with the their codecs, Geary email, Chromium, Pidgin, and Libreoffice with spell-checking. Everything ran, but Gnome-mplayer left some critical warnings in the CLI and LibreOffice is the version where the display corrupts on some hardware (in that case, stick to 100% zoom, or install OpenOffice). As is common in Debian-based distros, I had to edit a script and install pavucontrol enable my USB speakers.
If you like Debian-based distros and Openbox, you’ll like this. That doesn’t seem to be a large category, though, since the forum has only 48 registered users!