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Saline OS 1.4
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1 17052 05-20-2011
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Description: The primary goal of the SalineOS project is to deliver a fast, lightweight, clean, easy to use and well documented operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. The current version of SalineOS is 1.4 Stable which is based on Debian 6.0 'Squeeze' This release brings with it a completely re-done installer.
Keywords: Debian Xfce

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7

Pros: Easy to install, stable software, Xfce
Cons: Synaptic

Saline is based on Debian Stable, which it tries to make more friendly. It thus resembles Mepis, but with Xfce instead of KDE.

It installs from a live DVD, and has a manual which can be consulted during the process. The installer, which uses Gparted if required, is simpler than that of Debian and gives the opportunity to install media codecs and proprietary video-card drivers.

The disk has a good selection of software from Debian Stable.

One of the weaknesses of Debian is having to set up the repositories, and the unfriendliness of Synaptic. This has not yet been tackled: Synaptic still offers a confusing array of options: e.g. www, www contributors, www non-free, multimedia, video.

For a distro which has only been available for 5 months, this is a very impressive offering which is well worth trying.


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