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I have Dreamlinux 3.5 on my older PIII--1Ghz--512ram--160G hd
Been using it for a couple of days,..and it seems to be working very well. I couldn't get the "Easy Installer" working from either the Live CD,..or the hard drive install.
That's OK for me,...since I really need just the Wine program,..and can probably grab that from the repositories. It correctly installed my older Nvidia Gforce2 mx400 driver (very nice!).
The main thing I appreciate about Dreamlinux,..is it's nice Xfce desktop,..and the fact that it's based directly on Debian Lenny (only with all those great codecs already installed!). It's like Debian Lenny with a good-looking lightweight desktop,..and all the multimedia codecs rolled into one. Not bad at all.
glad you like 3.5 magikraven...with all my duties on other forums, it took me almost a week to get it running, but it was a walk in the park to get my ATI X1300 running, compiz going and just today, VMware server installed without any major problems.
I hesitate to call the PA6A a "laptop". With a wide base and a 17" display, it is not my idea of something to keep in my lap - like the Lenovo Y410 I am using now or the Dell Latitude D600 that I also use to warm my lap, but the PA6A is a great mobile desktop, and it was the place where I installed - and so far have kept, Dream Linux 3.5.
While I have a trilogy of Debian based distros I consider to be my every day favorites: 1) sidux - an awesome cutting edge system that is fast, flexible, and amazingly solid in spite of its use of "Sid" 'unstable' repositories. It makes splendid use of putting packages on hold when there are ID or version mismatches, which allows you to update cutting edge software without it breaking other things. 2) antiX - a light, fast, flexible system with MEPIS installation and configuration software, Absolute Linux themes for IceWM, TinyME and sidux tools, and the ability to customize and remaster, also to transform into a sidux and Sid code base. 3) The antithesis of these first two, the every day, easy and stable SimplyMEPIS. I am also fond of Debian Lenny, and I now have it on the PA6A as well.
Dream Linux 3.5 has been installed on that box and vies for time along with these others. When it has been given time, it has fared well compared to SimplyMEPIS and Debian Lenny, the two who have similar characteristics. For someone wanting the same kind of stability found in Lenny and MEPIS with a fresh user interface, Dream Linux does well. Though it may not get every day use, simply because I like what I already have, this rates very well, and to get decent time when up against these other great distros, from me that says a lot.
Do consider trying out Dream Linux 3.5, and for the team who put it together, congratulations to them for a job well done.
Thanks for that masinick, it's nice to know that DL gets some good feedback from sidux and Debian users. I also rate sidux, more for the way of doing things than the actual distro itself (non-graphical upgrades etc). I am no fan of Kde, but as you know, any standard desktop can be installed which put me off of sidux, I am also a heavy wireless user which after a long time of messing with distros, lead me to one that I can just get on and install and have my wireless drivers out-of-the-box.
I used to be a big follower of the "keep non-free out" philosophy, but nowadays I just need stuff to work, especially wireless.
I installed a netinstall Lenny a couple of weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to see ath5k work out of the box on my Atheros card, so it's staying on that box for the moment alongside DL. If they give me a B43 blob, I may do the same on my lappie ;-)
I've never really gone for Mepis, don't know why, I suppose it's because Ubuntu has the newbie niché covered, so the natural progression for me after Ubuntu was to go pure Debian.
I have tested practically every major distro (threw away over 100 old cd's this weekend), and just found that DL did everything i needed.
Now I have DL on every box and laptop, with a couple of shared partitions for Debian and distro-tests.