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ZevenOS 5.0
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1 13337 12-11-2012
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Description: "I am proud to announce the release of ZevenOS 5.0 and thank you all for funding this release. In this release we made the switch from our deskbar tool to the Xfce panel 'deskbar' mode which introduces many new features, like extensible plugin support and the ability to configure your desktop. This release is based on Xubuntu 12.10 and is compatible with the Ubuntu repositories; it brings in many changes, such as Linux kernel 3.5, X.Org 7.7 and PulseAudio 2.1. Changes: OpenShot 1.4.3 with YouTube upload support and a lot more features; AbiWord 2.9.2, the current edge of development; Audacity 2.0, Claws-Mail 3.8.1, Firefox 17, GIMP 2.8, Inkscape 0.48."
Keywords: Xubuntu-based deskbar kernel-3.5

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
Posts: 5,256

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7


ZevenOS has not changed greatly since version 4, so I shan’t repeat what I said in my last review.

The installation disk has the current Ubuntu bug of not using a default video driver when necessary: if it just flashes at you, edit the command line (F6) and add xforcevesa. The installer is still Ubiquity, but with a very bad design change: use carefully. The full horror story of my experience with it is here:

The software includes Firefox (with Flash), Claws mail, Pidgin, Gimp, Inkscape, Shotwell, Audacity, Gnome-mplayer, DeaDBeef, Openshot, Abiword, Gnumeric, and the media codecs. Gnome-mplayer is still broken, but everything else is fine. Despite a few problems, this is still a good option for Xfce fans.


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