First Look at aLinux 12.5

Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2005 11:54 AM EDT
Mad Penguin; By Adam Doxtater
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Linux has always made one hell of a server operating system. Anyone who's ever administered a server (or many of them) can tell you why. It really needs no explanation here, as most of our readers already know this for law. The more interesting news, in my opinion anyway, has been that over the past several years Linux has made some serious inroads on the desktop platform. As Linux becomes a more viable contender for the consumer desktop market (and it is... slowly), the need to make it stand out from the competition just gets greater and greater. Some might see this as functionality, others look and feel, still others might see it as a bit of both.

This is where aLinux enters the picture. This version of Linux, which sprang up from a distribution called “Peanut”, strives to have all the good looks and flash plus all the cool multimedia features desktop users are demanding. Do they pull it off? Have they struck a good balance? Does it work? Well, my friends, we're here to find out.

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