gOS: Undocumented Enlightenment - page 3
What Manner of Beast Be This?gOS is an Ubuntu 7.10 derivative that uses Enlightenment DR17. Enlightenment DR17 has not been officially released and is not supported by the Enlightenment team, and Ubuntu pulls packages from Debian testing, unstable, and experimental, so gOS is a bundle of bleeding-edge packages. It's not clear who the target market is--I hope it's not unsophisticated users or Windows refugees who are not experienced with Linux, because there is no help for noobs.
One difference between the free download and the Everex GPC is you won't get multimedia by default; you'll have to install DVD and mp3 players yourself.
The real prize of gOS is Enlightenment, and it's a shame there isn't even a basic howto on using it, because it's beautiful, fast, and very configurable.
gOS seems raw and unfinished, and visibly bolted together; a slapdash slightly-modified Ubuntu with Apple-flavored artwork, and Ubuntu splash screens and other Ubuntu bits all over the place. Experienced computer users from any platform will be able to poke around and run applications without much fuss, but if they run into trouble they're not going to find much help.
Check out the Everex GPC owner reviews--the ones complaining about the lack of Windows drivers are good for a few chuckles.
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 3Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 4Linux Top 3: CoreOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 and Ubuntu 14.10
- 5Linux Top 3: Debian Dumps SPARC, Ubuntu Takes Over Linux 3.13 and the Core Infrastructure Initiative