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Foresight Linux 2.5.3
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1 22184 04-16-2013
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No recommendations None indicated 6.0

Description: "Announcing Foresight Linux 2.5.3. Foresight is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features a rolling-release schedule that always keeps your desktop up to date; a revolutionary package manager, Conary; the latest GNOME 2, LXDE and Xfce desktop environment and an innovative set of excellent, up-to-date software applications. Foresight also includes the polished and refined long-term support 3.4 Linux kernel. If new and shiny is more your thing, you will be pleased to learn that the newly-minted Linux kernel 3.8 is currently undergoing shakedown tests and is slated to become available in the coming weeks."
Keywords: rpath-based Conary kernel-3.4 GNOME LXDE Xfce

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

Pros: Reliable once you get it to work
Cons: but too many loose ends for comfort

The last time I tried Foresight, I had some problems: the wrong keyboard and locale were set, and the package manger (the mysterious Conary) had problems, but eventually I got a working system.

This time I never got beyond installation. It seems that a new bug prevents Foresight loading when double-booted with another Linux, unless you put its own bootloader (the equally mysterious ExtLinux) on the MBR, which I am not prepared to do.

PS March 2014. The server for the user forum has been down for 2 months. I get the feeling that this distro may be in trouble.

PPS November 2014. As from version 3, Foresight will cease to be rolling-release, American, and independent; it will become biennial, Swedish, and based on Red Hat.


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