Registered: Aug 2004
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 10
It's gentoo, powerful, easy to install, very fast, pretty well pre-configured, Great way for new users to experience gentoo
Reiser4 bug, Grub MBR bug (It's BETA Software, will be fixed soon), what beta doesnt have bugs though?
In all my linux and gentoo experience, I love this product the most.
I love gentoo the most as a matter in fact, which is the same thing as kororaa.
First I want to start by posting the differences between the kororaa guided installer and precompiled system, compared to gentoo.
* Lightning quick and stable distribution
* Portage, tons of up-to-date packages in portage, it is more powerful than apt-get (10,000+ pkgs, everything you'll need)
* Options, gentoo is all about choice, compile a system from stage1, or get a prebuilt tarball.
Also get prebuilt pkg cd, or get the latest packages from portage and compile them
* Customizded, installing gentoo, particulary from stage1, gives you control, and gets you a distribution, the way you like it.
* Long- can be painful installation
* Nothing is done for you, you have to partition, setup and compile the kernel, emerge a bootloader, setup fstab, and much more all manually.
* Can take awhile to get it completely optimized to your liking.
In a lots of situations, people have had complaints about installing gentoo, such as times when... (They lose their hard drive somehow, and they want a reinstall), (They want to upgrade to the latest stage tarball, they don't want to wait all the hours it takes, and much other reasons)
Here's where kororaa comes into play
* Guided installer, does ALL of the configuring for you (fstab, grub, kernel, packages, alsa, etc) - not done in gentoo
* KDE 3.4.2, Xorg 6.8.2 (some of the LATEST packages, all preinstalled)
* It includes about 250 packages, and about 30-40 main system and extra system packages.
* One CD - One Download
* Very fast (latest) stage3 tarball (theres reasoning behind it, i dont know what) -so far it's only avaliable as x86 (pentium 3, but works with all systems)
* Install does not take too horribly long.
* Compatible with ALL gentoo packages
There ARE bugs in Kororaa 2005.1 Beta1, such as reiser4 (use reiserfs), and grub in the MBR (config is written incorrectly, i fixed this issue with ease in the gentoo livecd environment
I rate it 10/10 for beta software, gentoo is 10/10, this is certainly 10/10 as well, very great product here, worth a try.
Refer to here...
User Forums: http://kororaa.org/forums
Gentoo User Forums: http://forums.gentoo.org
There are some plans for this project (AMD64, package selection, possibly gensplash, raid, gnome, )
Now there are other alternatives such as VLOS (a anaconda gentoo installer) however, this costs money, and the free version includes few, and less-updated packages, gentoo incompatibility (unlike kororaa), and some other things I could pick at.
But I'm not putting down the distribution, I admire every single linux distribution (except ones that arent open-source, and aren't free)
Definitely look into kororaa, I don't care who you are :)