Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 17:56 UTC
Linux In order to celebrate the release of Pardus 2011, here's a review of it by LinuxUser, which quickly shows the small touches and attention to details which make this Turkish distribution so special and explains what's new in this release.
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RE[4]: Comment by alinandrei
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 25th Jan 2011 04:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by alinandrei"
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You can fix timezone issues on the command line using a combination of hwclock and tzselect. I don't know if there has ever been a good GUI for this.

I think some distros might provide a distro-specific GUI tool, but I couldn't find one in Pardus. Even if they don't, the installers of many distros allow you to set it upon installation (even Debian's does this). I know changing it on an installed system typically involves editing a text file or two somewhere in /etc--but which ones and what lines within them tends to be different depending on distribution.

At this point, I've come to the conclusion that I might give it another try once the 2011 version matures a little--maybe 2011.1 or 2011.2. By then the choice of Firefox 4.0.x won't matter as much, since probably every major distro will have switched to it. I think once all the bugs (especially the installer crashes) are fixed, Pardus 2011 will be an excellent choice for people with the extra RAM to spare.

I'm actually looking into switching to a different browser, because Firefox keeps doing things, making changes that I don't like. I just need a proper AdBlock and NoScript, and Chromium/Chrome's is not quite there yet. Maybe SeaMonkey/IceApe...

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Wow, I must've been drunk before I even started drinking--I didn't catch your tip about using tzselect. That looks like it would work, if it works the way I think it would. Every time I do a Google search, I find instructions for modifying certain files based on the distribution (most instructions being for one or two specific variants of Linux distros).

Thanks for the tip, next time I find such a distro (or install Pardus again) I'll try that.

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