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Last Review by computerophil - posted: 04-27-2009 04:54 PM
6.1 is DVD again. But it didn't come for normal download up to now just torrents or together with linux-magazines to buy.
(Beside I like the possibility of either a CD or a DVD because mostly the CD is more than enough but for a fix installation a DVD might be better)
I tested the SabayonLinux 4.r2 as a LiveDVD
It was a very good distribution but as it is so big and build for explicit new hardware. So the LiveDVD is just for learning it to know but not suitable to carry your system always with you.
Product Details: "Sabayon Linux 4" by wsteward - posted: 12-28-2008 - Rating: 8.00
Last Review by computerophil - posted: 03-09-2009 10:04 AM
Mandriva is one of the big distributions that offer everything and even more but it can be still used with a LiveCD
It is multilingual
You have the choice between Gnome or KDE.
It is good documented and supported with various forums.
Just the internet wasn't detected automatically.
Once you know how to do it isn't difficult anymore but maybe this is a manco for beginners.
I tested Version 6.0.1 with the standard LXDE-Desktop.
It is a medium sized distribution that works fine from also LiveCD.
It did everything as I inspected maybe it isn't as spectacular as you expect from the distribution that once started with the hipe of the LiveCDs. It seems that different distributions become always more similar to the others.
Puppy is the absolutely hit for me.
I started with it my journey into the linuxworld.
It is easy to use, small works as a liveCD but it is also installed very easily and quickly. There are wizards for everything.
Even if it is small up to now I couldn't find a thing Puppy was unable to do for private desktop purpose.
There is an excellent documentation via manuals and numerous forums.
It worked fine on every hardware I tried it.
The only thing I missed is an equal translation to german and italian.
Product Details: "Puppy Linux 4.1.2" by wsteward - posted: 12-09-2008 - Rating: 10.00
Last Review by computerophil - posted: 03-09-2009 09:37 AM
It is a small distribution simlpe to understand - which means also suitable for beginners. It can be used like a LiveCD.
What fascinated me was that I could select at the homepage the modules I was interested in and got them directly included in the iso-File.
Easier it can't be anymore.
The LiveCD started easily with an old and with new computer.
Firefox worked fine and there was not even a problem with Flash-plugin.
It was very easy to use and worked fine.
It offers everything for all day use.
I just can recommend it even for beginners.
I tried this distro on two computers:
With the first it couldn't work because it didn't cope with the old VGA-card.
With the second a new laptop this wasn't a problem.
There was an icon from skype but it din't react at all.
Firefox worked but had problem to install Flash-Plugin.
I could neither really find a menu nor a button to shut down (log out,...).
For a beginner this must be a horror and he probably would never try linux again.