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Kororaa Linux 16
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1 20346 12-23-2011
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0

Description: "It was a little while in coming, but it was worth the wait! It is my pleasure to announce the release of Kororaa 16 (code name 'Chum') which is now available for download. Derived from Fedora 16, this updated release comes with the usual Kororaa extras, such as: tweaked KDE 4.7, GNOME 3.2 and base systems; third-party repositories (Adobe, Chrome, RPMFusion, VirtualBox); Firefox 8 as the default web browser (with integration theme for KDE); Firefox extensions included (Adblock Plus, DownThemAll, Flashblock, Xclear); micro-blogging client (Choqok for KDE, Empathy for GNOME); full multimedia support...."
Keywords: Fedora-based Chum GNOME KDE

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Old 12-23-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: An improved Fedora
Cons: but only for big, fast computers

For this version, I tried the KDE disk. Most of what I said of versions 14 and 15 still applies.

The KDE version was (predictably) even more sluggish than the Gnome one had been. It was using swap, despite my having 1GB RAM: this is definitely the bulkiest distro I’ve ever encountered. I tried installing Xfce, which used as much RAM as KDE in other distros, but at least stopped the swapping. I then used ‘yum groupremove’ to delete KDE, only to find that I’d lost LibreOffice and most of the deleted programs were still left in the menu. This is inherited from Fedora: groupremove is always perilous.

I had problems with VLC and Nepomuk, but a check on the forum showed no-one else had, so this may be just an accident of installation.

Kororaa is still an improvement on Fedora in being easier to set up, but if you don’t have 2GB RAM there are other Gnome and KDE distros that are as easy with less bloat, such as Parsix and Mepis.


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