Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Dec 2006 17:22 UTC, submitted by PaoloPantaleo
Linux In the first Ulteo NewsLetter, Gael Duval says that the first .iso of an installable Ulteo live CD will be released on December 5th or 6th. "For this first alpha release, be prepared to dive a bit inside the system to understand the potential of Ulteo. On the desktop you will find only a few differences with what you can use or see when compared to a graphical environment on other distro's. Maybe then you will understand what makes Ulteo different, and you will start to think about the next steps of development."
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Agree with sentiments
by searly on Tue 5th Dec 2006 20:32 UTC
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2006-02-27

I sort of agree with the sentiment of the first two posts. I would like to know what makes it different and worth considering ... the website is very low on information. If they want to get developers and built a community around the project they should be a little bit more forthcoming with information. However it is Gael Duval, the founder of Mandrake and so it should be interresting what he has come up with, after all he was the first one to really push the Linux Desktop market and make a usre friendly Distribution. My guess, it will be some sort of revamp of Mandrake.

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RE: Agree with sentiments
by Adurbe on Tue 5th Dec 2006 22:03 in reply to "Agree with sentiments"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Gael Duval was there at the start when mandrake was new good and different. BUT he was also there as they merged then lost their way.

I REALLY hope he learnt his lessons and not to repeat them!

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RE: Agree with sentiments
by leech on Wed 6th Dec 2006 04:19 in reply to "Agree with sentiments"
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2006-01-10

Well, one interesting tidbit, according to Distrowatch, it is based on .deb instead of .rpm, which is the real reason I moved away from Mandrake. No, I don't mean this as a flame war, I probably should have just shied away from cooker, or maybe my skills are just better with .deb, but every time I'd run a rpm based distribution, I'd end up breaking it badly some how (the rpmdb would become corrupted and none of the fixes online would work!)

I've had the debian database corrupted once as well, but was easily able to fix it.

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RE[2]: Agree with sentiments
by searly on Wed 6th Dec 2006 15:06 in reply to "RE: Agree with sentiments"
searly Member since:
2006-02-27

That is interresting. Personally i also prefer .deb, even though i am using opensuse at the moment and i am very happy with it. It will be interresting what the difference to Ubuntu will be, i.e what it is that would make me want to choose Ulteo over and above a distro like Ubuntu. Is it mainly Gnome based then or does it have also KDE?

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