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Link to this post 14 May 11

jabirali wrote:

[b]marc wrote:[/b]
[quote]I still don't see the difference between this and setting a PPA for Ubuntu with Gnome 3 on it...
Well, six years ago, what was the difference between Ubuntu and installing Debian with Gnome 2 on it?

I think it's healthy for the GNU/Linux ecosystem to have new distributions pop up now and then. If they target existing niches, a bit of extra competition should help keep the innovation going. If it targets a non-mainstream niche, that's probably another itch scratched for a lot of users. So if someone wants to do the work, either due to some irritation or just for fun, then why not? :)[/quote]

I agree with Jibrali, this project is in it's infancy, the developers may decide on a change to their original goal that may make it a valuable contender in the market.

I am personally hoping to see if this project can really do a true vanilla install and if they are able to take some of the automation out of ubuntu that has always annoyed me. Most likely if i join their project it won't take over as my primary Os, but it would be a fun experience to help them.

Link to this post 14 May 11

You get me wrong guys. I'm in no way against this project ;)

The thing is that this is not really offering anything concrete rather than just a small change to an Ubuntu installation.

In my experience a project like this needs to *FOCUS* in something and not just offering GNOME3 and KVM, you should give something special or you won't succeed

Link to this post 15 May 11

Well regardless I commend them. As soon as it comes out I will definitely test it and if it's a good desktop with a decent GUI, no reason not to test it out in my opinion :)

Link to this post 15 May 11

Lman wrote:

Well regardless I commend them. As soon as it comes out I will definitely test it and if it's a good desktop with a decent GUI, no reason not to test it out in my opinion :)

"When something works don't touch it... unless the change gives you significant improvement"

That's what I say!

I usually don't just install a new distro and spend hours doing the same things I do on my current system. Unless it has something worth having ;)

But, if you have time...definitely go for it! :)

Regards

Link to this post 16 May 11

What does it offer the users different from say...Archlinux?


We use APT and intend to have an easy install process with a basic simple desktop instalation process (do that with arch - gnome 3 desktop running under 1hr and without typing 1000 characters on your keyboard)

Link to this post 16 May 11

I still don't see the difference between this and setting a PPA for Ubuntu with Gnome 3 on it...

We will have a pre-configured gnome3 desktop working

OH and we arent gonna break it in 6 months

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