Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2007 23:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu DistroWatch reviews Geubuntu, and concludes: "For Enlightenment and Ubuntu fans this distro is custom made for you. It takes the best of Ubuntu and combines it with a great desktop environment. If Ubuntu or Kubuntu is a bit too heavy for your equipment, then Geubuntu just might be what you need. It might also be an idea for those who find Elive a bit overwhelming, or those who like to be a bit different from the rest of the crowd."
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bannor99
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2005-09-15

was the Linux desktop of today - years ago.
Sure it was resource heavy when it first came on the scene - but there was NOTHING ELSE like it that I can recall, I'm pretty sure it surpassed even what BeOS was touting for their interface although their SMP / multitasking may have been ahead of Linux at the time.

Rasterman's vision was way ahead of the curve. If Redhat or one of the other Linux players at the time has sponsored the project, I don't doubt we could have had a superior Compiz or a better-performing, eye-candy-heavy,
competitor to Vista's Aero - 5 years ago.
After all, did anyone think that a Pentium 166 with 64 megs RAM was going to be the epitome of the PC?

I'm posting this from a Geubuntu LiveCD session inside VMware workstation with 256 megs RAM allocated to the VM - performance / responsiveness is excellent , so far.

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FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

"If Redhat or one of the other Linux players at the time has sponsored the project, I don't doubt we could have had a superior Compiz or a better-performing, eye-candy-heavy,
competitor to Vista's Aero - 5 years ago."


Well, I do. Do you know the background of Compiz, and related important X server extensions like Render, Composite and Damage? A long story made short: X development has stagnated for years because the core team was too conservative and resisted progressive changes. The changes in the X server, necessary to support 3D compositing, would never have been accepted by the XFree86 developers. That's also the reason why XFree86 eventually forked into X.org, and only in recent years has development started to gain some speed again.

The problem was not technological, it was political. Sponsoring Rasterman would not have helped the situation.

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