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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:09
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:16
WTH is your problem? He said he was looking forward to trying it out.
Are you ok Shiranui, you seem to be on the attack straight away. Such cynicism towards a distro that was created to try and help new people to Linux is counterproductive towards the goal of promoting awareness of linux based operating systems. You've probably no desire to use this, it wasn't created for existing Linux users, and as I wrote at the end it is feedback from Windows users looking to try Linux that is the most important kind of feedback to us at the moment. Thank you.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:36
Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:46
"Lite" in this case not meaning the same as DSL... not lite on the file size, but lite on the challenges of linux.
For a distro with Lite in its name a 900+ mb iso sounds extreme. Ubuntu just passed the 700+ mark.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 00:25
Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:56
I gave this one a try today on one of my laptops, and I have to admit, I was impressed! I might have to try this out on my older Dell C610 and see if it works pretty well on there (PIIIM, 1GBRam), considering I only use that machine as a remote desktop/network storage device (It's still kickin' pretty strong). I'll have to use PLOP boot to boot it from my LiveUSB stick, but I'm thinking this old machine just might have some more life left to it than what I give it credit for. Good job!
Posted 10 November 2012 - 13:01
Might have to try it out on my old XP machine.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:35
Just some feedback about the overall artwork and look.
1. I strongly suggest you use a patched freetype and fontconfig as default with sub-pixel rendering (slight hinting/rgb). The default fonts in any GNU/Linux just doesn't look good at all without a patch. Personally I prefer Infinality, but Ubuntu's patches are fine too. With infinality you can use a similar look to Windows cleartype.
2. As I understand you will probably rely on contributors for artwork. Have a guideline. For example, try not to have a logotype in the wallpaper. Use a smooth non-distracting default wallpaper. (See Ubuntu and OSX default wallpapers for inspiration.) Branding with a logotype can be an icon on the panel's so called "start-button" or "menu-button". Same with the default theme. Non-distraction themed themes. Look for something good on xfce-look.org with the right license. Make sure it doesn't have anything that screams "here i am" unless it's for something useful. Also make sure the theme works fine in both gtk2 and gtk3 applications (since xfce is now somewhat becoming a gtk2-gtk3 hybrid.)
And as for the desktop switcher in the panel. Are you sure it's needed? I think a Windows user who doesn't know much about interfaces can be scared if they accidentally click on it. They'll probably wonder where all their open applications went. I also believe it's a sore part on the overall look.