DistroWatch reports that the first stable version for source-based Linux distribution Onebase Linux 1.0 has been released. Grab it from the server or support the project by buying it from their store. Read its full announcement, change-Log and base-packs or download it (222 MB).
Onebase Linux 1.0 Released
Submitted by P.B.Prabhuram 2003-09-03 Linux 9 Comments
they say …
“We dont want to provide the inhouse softwares of other distributions, ”
and yet two parahraphs later …
“Thanks to our Integrating technique called OLM including OL-apps to make it an ‘All in One’ base.”
and earlier …
“a few clicks of OL-apps.”
so which is it? no inhouse software – or distribution specific software?
Its probably not a contradiction, but I am having a hard time understanding what this distro is all about. It would be nice to get some reviews that compare it to say Gentoo as well as other binary distros.
You know… I’ve recently installed Gentoo on my new machine, and while I’m fairly impressed with it, I’m amazed at how hard they make the installation.
True, it’s easier w/1.4 than earlier versions, but the Gentoo crowd seems to be in disagreement over whether simplifying the install process is a good thing or a bad thing. One would think that simpler is better, as long as the ability to customize isn’t lost, or hopelessly buried, but the Gentoo folks seem to look at the install process as a kind of test of its users. For some reason the mentality seems to be “If you can’t install it, you don’t deserve the power of Gentoo”. My opinion is “as long as I can tweak & customize as needed, I don’t care if it’s a one-click install by default”.
To me, Sorcerer Linux has the best install process out of any of the source-based distro’s around. Unfortunately, it lost a lot of respect when the owner had a brain hemorhage and tried to “take his away” from his userbase.
While he’s evidently came back to his senses, it wasn’t until the users picked up the slack and began supporting the distribution that he saw how much people liked his distro. I think that the install and upgrade process that Sorcerer came up with is largely responsible for it’s still being around at all.
If Onebase, or any other source-based distro, could combine the power and ease of Gentoo (Not the power of it’s install process, but rather it’s Portage/emerge process) with the simplicity of Sorcerer, they’d have a sure-fire winner on their hands! (although they probably shouldn’t use the geek-speak of Sorcerer, which is one of it’s downfalls. While the install process is great, typing “dispell” and “cast” just to install or remove programs seems a little… 80’s “Dungeon and Dragonish” to me)
Will I check out Onebase? Probably not… If someone reviews it and it looks worth my time, I might check it out, but source-based distro’s are so time consuming that it’s really hard to justify the time neccesary to build and install a base system, just to find out if it was worth the effort.
This isn’t a dis on all you guys who like Slack and Gentoo, et al, but I agree with the other post. These source-based distros are kinda like a Klingon warrior test – lol. Don’t get me wrong…I have a great deal of respect for all of you who can do with Linux what I’ve been doing for years with DOS. With perseverance, one of these days I’ll become a Linux warrior too. Carry on, dudes!
I have to say, if you want the ‘power/ease’ of Gentoo/Sorcerer in one distro, you gotta check-out:
The package management source and binary is the best of all worlds if you have an i686 cpu!!
Why don’t you get a life?
Who needs another distribution?
hello linux and gentoo users, Thanks for all your comments, I know it is very emotional to accept a new distribution when you are ‘living’ with another.
All that I could say is that Onebase is new and different from Gentoo, socrecer. The rest you will know, when you try it out.
To Ricardo, If there was such a Negative thought, then were would have been no more than one distribution, no innovations in any field for that matter.
Ricardo, there is no need to insult someone starting a new distro. All i can say is it cannot be a bad thing, the worst that can happen from this is this distro simply fails and leaves no mark and provides no innovation to those who wish to create a distro to express an idea or series of idea’s and methodologies. If you don’t like this all you have to do is simply not use it. I think if you are a linux user it is about time for you to drop the “Microsoft” mentality.