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Crux 2.0 Evolution
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3 28007 04-01-2005
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0



Description: i686 optimized disto, fast, lean&mean. This is a must try for those with experience. Utilizes ports optimized fro the 686 architecture.

Comes with KDE, GNOME, Windowmaker, OpenOffice, Alsa and Linux 2.6.6

Can be as lean and mean as you want or bloat it up via the many ports available.

I run it on an old 566 celeron i810 and it is fast and snappy...the way I like it!


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Old 08-31-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
TheBman
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Debian (etch)
Posts: 78

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 9

Pros: Ports package management, i686 optimized
Cons: Good knowledge base required for manual configuration



Crux 2.0 Evolution gives me the basic system I desire "out-of-the-box" and I only install what i want installed. not bloated up with a huge amount of programs that i have to end up removing after being required to install them.

I recommend adding prt-get as makes dependency installation a snap. prt-get depinst pkgname ...and it gets it all.

I have used various distos over the last 4 years, and this distro is "Hands-Down" my favorite. I'll probably get flamed to death for this, but it kind of like a cross between apt-get meets Freebsd ports in a way. I prefer to install from source and this allows that in an easy to manage system.

Download it, install it and enjoy getting your knuckles dirty!
 
Old 11-04-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
hmpr2
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 2

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 9

Pros: very lightweight, great package mnagement system
Cons: uuuhhhmmm, hardly any... oh yes, not for absolute n00bs


crux linux is a very lightweight distro for experienced users and intermediates alike. i personally only had minor problems to do with my complex hardware setup, but the guys at the #crux irc channel (irc.freenode.net) helped me a lot and i am now running it without a hitch.
the package management system also works well, and compared to rpm a lot better, as there is no problem updating from source.
this has been my favourite distro by far, particularly because it integrates cutting edge software with being lightweight, so ideal for older hardware.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
tetanus
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Yoper
Posts: 4

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Fast
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Very good distro.
But not recomended for console haters.
http://crux.nu/doc/handbook.html <-- Very good step-by-step handbook.
Took some time to configure it but it was worth it.
Didnt hear of this distro before, but it will remain on my spare box for a while.


 




  



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