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Old 01-30-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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anyone heard of Foresight Linux?


I stumbled upon this distro by mistake and am thinking about looking into it. Just wanted to get some feedback from the gang here b4 hand.

http://www.foresightlinux.org/
 
Old 01-30-2007, 05:28 PM   #2
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Looks pretty slick. Seems to be Gnome-centric, so I wonder if it's light on other environments. It implies they are on the bleeding edge, but the specific goodies they mention come with SuSe too. But couldn't hurt to try,
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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Wow, looks so clean........

Been looking around the site but can't seem to find what "distro" it is based on. Did any of you catch it?
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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i cant find any distro it is based on either and it looks like it has a new package manager or something called conary. Im dling it and gonna check it out i dunno if its a live cd distro either but i guess ill find out now wont i.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:38 PM   #5
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Quote:
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i cant find any distro it is based on either and it looks like it has a new package manager or something called conary. Im dling it and gonna check it out i dunno if its a live cd distro either but i guess ill find out now wont i.
Good luck, post your results when you get it up and running.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 03:12 AM   #6
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Foresight Linux

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Good luck, post your results when you get it up and running.
Hi guys, running this distro now. It seems that its based on some Red Hat or Fedora distro except for the package manager Conary which i havent quite found out to use yet. But installing my Nvidia card took less than 2 minutes before i saw the Nvidia logo, havent ever succeeded in installing my card so fast on any other distro.

The conary bit needs looking into, as well as how to update the repositories (debian with apt-get is easier)
 
Old 02-03-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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jriis is it a livecd distro?
 
Old 02-11-2007, 03:06 AM   #8
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I don't think it's livecd but they may have one...

"The conary bit needs looking into, as well as how to update the repositories"

You use the browser interface to update the OS and other features. I tried it awhile ago and it seems pretty nice. Alot of extra software comes with it, proprietary stuff.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 03:43 AM   #9
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I have used it in the past and its a pretty good distro if you like bleeding edge GNOME. The package manager is Conary which was created for the rPATH distro. I never really figured out how to use it, but its supposed to be good.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 07:24 PM   #10
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Thumbs up Foresight Linux

This distro is very fast,it uses 'preload' details can be found on sourceforge.net,even open office opens quick enough for me not to junk it for Abi word,and thats without increasing 00's memory settings to 128Mb(use) and 20mb(per object) like I normally do with every other distro.
Beagle runs perfectly,Conarys commands are simple and intuitive and it's the best looking Gnome distro out there to boot.
Oh and it comes with Firestarter,all the multi media codecs and libdvdcss(so you can watch commercial DVD's)
One of the coolest features is being able to have a nested root desktop in a window.
Compiz comes as standard and has an excellent preferences menu,clean clear interface and simple,and you only have a right mouse click and a left mouse click to change from standard to 3D desktop,no more logging in and out.
Try this distro,you'll love it!
 
Old 06-11-2007, 06:43 AM   #11
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Package management is so simple: "sudo conary update *packagename*" to install a package,"sudo conary updateall" to update everything. Not exactly difficult! However if you are really lazy the Foresight system manager can be set to automatically download and install updates or notify you of them at a time of your choosing as well as inform you of Hard Disc/s temp,RAM available/used,your kernel and top level packages etc,all in a nice browser based gui.
If you like Fedora 7 but don't like all the fussing with codecs,fonts,SELinux configs,conflicting 3rd party repo's etc this is the Distro for you.
 
  


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