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GoblinX 1.1
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2 40240 04-17-2005
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.5

Description: GoblinX is a bootable live CD distribution based on Slackware Linux. The primary goal for GoblinX is to create a more pleasant and functional desktop, standardising all icons and themes to make it easy for novice users to learn about available applications.
It includes many of the most popular applications for Linux, a lot of games, nvidia drivers, kernel 2.6.10, unionfs, five windows manager such as Kde, Xfce, WindowMaker, Enlightenment and Fluxbox, and support for FIVE languages, english, french, spanish, portuguese and deutsch.
Keywords: GoblinX, LiveCD, Themes, Desktop

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Old 03-11-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: ImagineOS
Posts: 95

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: FIVE Window Managers, FIVE language support, great desktop, gtk and qt softs
Cons: Unionfs still has some bugs, more unstable version

GoblinX create one of the most beautiful desktop ever, standardising icons and themes to make it easy for novice users.
The boot is graphical using bootsplash, and there are FIVE different window managers, Kde, Xfce, Fluxbox, Enlightenment and WindowMaker.
Include a lot of programs and games, support for FIVE different languages, kernel 2.6.10, unionfs and others
And also include Nvidia Drivers, a better installer, and more...
Old 04-17-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Mandrake, Knoppix
Posts: 13

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 7

Pros: Choice of desktop enviorns., good functionality
Cons: Won't run on some pc's

Very neat bundle, has 5 desktop enviorments, so great chance to sample the offerings. Download is small (so fast), with a minimal but sufficiant app selection. Overall, very nice to try Linux out. Big downside was its hardware support. I ran it ok on my office pc (IBM Netvista), but it wouldn't run on Dell Latitude X300, because it couldn't read from usb cd-rom once startup commenced (Knoppix doesn't have this problem, so hopefully the Goblix crew will sort this out soon). Also, failed to load on an older Dell Optiplex Gx desktop, reason unknown.
Overall, if the h/w compatability issues can be overcome, it will make a great Live Cd distro. At 300mb download, plenty of scope for a heavier version with more apps, too.


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