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Netrunner 4.1
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1 20537 05-01-2012
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No recommendations None indicated 3.0

Description: "Accompanying the release of Netrunner 64-bit edition, we today release version 4.1 for 32-bit systems with the following changes compared to 4.0: switched to hybrid ISO images; Linux kernel 3.0, KDE 4.7.4 (latest stable); Muon 1.2.95; kde-gtk-config module for easy GTK+ 2/3 configuration under KDE; several bug fixes, including system freezes during automatic update. Since 4.0 had a critical bug related to the automatic package updating, we suggest that users of 4.0 manually upgrade to 4.1.
Keywords: Debian-based Hybird-ISO-images kernel-3.0 bug-fixes

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3


Netrunner is not based on Debian, but on Kubuntu. Both distros are now subsidised by the same sponsor. It differs from Kubuntu in not being a pure KDE installation: you get Firefox, for example.

It appears to be very carelessly constructed. The “Computer” icon on the desktop is set to call a browser and pass “sysinfo://”. That would work with Konqueror, but Firefox simply gets Google to search for http://sysinfo! The panel lacked a pager and its configuration tool refused to add one. Even LibreOffice had a problem: the spell checker approved everything, even nonsense words.

KDE comes on so many distros, that it's difficult to see why anyone would install this.


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