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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7
Well, it's an rpm distro. I'd been using ubuntu/.deb distros for the last few years and I wanted to go back to rpm.
Now I kinda remember why I left them.
Setup was fine. Setting up the network was fine, as well as browser and email.
The issue was when I wanted to try to play a video with totem. No codecs. I'd been spoiled with other distros because the codecs were included in the initial installation. No VLC player in the repos either.
After banging my head online for a couple hours trying to figure out how to get the codecs installed, I finally found a place that showed me how to install VLC and I could finally watch videos I'd downloaded. I really thought that codec crap was a thing of the past.
I gave it a 7 because it eventually does the things I want it to do. Just takes a little more effort and time to do it than I anticipated. Like I said, I got spoiled with other distros.
Might be nitpicking, but the desktop looks about 10 years old too. Too tired from fighting with the video to reconfig the desktop to look newer.
Probably won't be on this very long, but it is serviceable.
Oh, almost forgot. It's pretty slow for just about anything. I'd gotten used to smaller, faster distros. I have 4G of RAM. While that's not a whole lot, it was enough for other distros to work smoothly.