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sidux 2008-02
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100% of reviewers None indicated 10.0



Description: sidux came into existence as a project team in November 2006. With over a year under its belt, releases throughout 2007 and now two releases in 2008, sidux has demonostrated great value and promise. I now use sidux as my primary desktop system, and I have it installed on two desktop systems, two laptop systems, several Live CDs and a USB stick. I keep SimplyMEPIS and AntiX as my stable systems and sidux out there as my leading edge system.

You would think that sidux, based on Debian Sid, might be unstable. From time to time Debian Sid goes into a funk, getting moody as it migrates from one major subsystem to another. For example, whenever glibc or libc6 changes it causes major adjustments. Same is true when there is a major X.org change.

Where sidux comes into the picture is that they do a great job of smoothing out the bumps as much as possible in the moody Debian Sid repositories, leaving you with a huge collection of VERY current software that is actually usable. Though I have not had many problems with Sid over the years, I have had it take my system right out of commission on one or two occasions. I have NOT had that happen once with sidux, even after over a year of turbulence on the Debian Sid project.

While no system is perfect, sidux gives you a GREAT blend of the absolute latest software that is actually usable. On top of that, sidux provides some of the best developer and systems administration tools that I have seen in the Debian world since the demise of my once favorite all time distribution, Libranet. sidux has effectively filled the void left when Jon Danzig, founder of Libranet, passed away. While I will ALWAYS have the highest regard and memory of both Jon and Libranet, sidux sure helps me cope with every day Linux desktop use. My new favorite! With this release and a new look, sidux, more than ever, is tops!
Keywords: Debian Sid, fast, bleeding edge, Sid on Steriods mood stabilizers


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Old 08-27-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
masinick
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Distribution: Debian, sidux, antiX, SimplyMEPIS, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Xandros, Arch, and many others
Posts: 560

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: fast, flexible
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I have been using sidux for over a year and never once have I had a major issue. I have been using the most recent update for a couple of months, and all I can say is that each release is incrementally better than the last one.

If you like cutting edge software but you want something that actually works, I simply cannot think of a better system to use than sidux.
 




  



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