Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Aug 2006 05:13 UTC, submitted by Carlos
Linux The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ark Linux 2006.1 and Ark Linux Live 2006.1. This release adds KDE 3.5.4, X.Org 7.1.1, amaroK 1.4.1, and the new tool "rpmhandler", which makes installing third party packages easier.
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RE: Ark Linux
by OSGuy on Fri 4th Aug 2006 13:25 UTC in reply to "Ark Linux"
OSGuy
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2006-01-01

Oh come on please. How can you trust a distro if they can't even get the installer to work! I gave up on this distro. I am not a newbie but I could never get to install properly. The first time, like 2005 edition or 2004 RC, I am not sure, my NVIDIA GeForce2 graphics card was not detected properly. I had to use XOrgConfig from the shell prompt and even that didn't work quite as I expteced. I did all the correct entries and even the setting with "virtual screen size larger then the desktop" or whatever, it was off and my screen was still scrolling whenever I moved my mouse to the edges.

A year later I tried it again and everything seemed to work from the installer end but I restarted the PC, my old boot loader was not over written and of course there was no entry for Ark Linux and I waited like 40 minutes for the files to get copied while playing with their boring tetris. The resolution of the installer is extra extra high. I wonder if they can make it even higher, so high that the text becomes literally unreadable.

Now, before you flame me with comments as if I don't know what I am doing, STOP. I can ever pinpoint where the problem is. Their bootloader installer section was most likely buggy. I have installed hundreds of times other distros even FreeBSD. I have literally never failed. I know exactly what I am doing.

So, my opinion? Well, my impression is bad and personally I don't feel attracted to try it yet again especially when I have a prefectly working different distribution (no name sorry).

Edited 2006-08-04 13:27

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RE[2]: Ark Linux
by Bonus on Fri 4th Aug 2006 14:57 in reply to "RE: Ark Linux"
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2005-12-23

There's no flaming. Your right. Until they come up with a more decent installer it really isn't that polished. Sometimes it seems Linux distros are more interested in updating other people work then just making their own easy to use. And I hate the thin Linux fonts too. I think they just want to squeeze as much text in as possible.

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