Yoper Ydesktop 1.2 Released
New Zealand’s Yoper Ltd announced the release of version 1.2 of Yoper Ydesktop V1. This release contains a large number of bugfixes and software changes.
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Has anyone tried this (or their OS)? I was thinking about trying it a few moths ago, but never got around to downloading it. How good is it?
Yes I tried Yoper when they first came out. I was trying to get the bootable CD version to run on my PC. However their boot CD didnt get past recognising my Red Hat install on my 2nd HD. The system kept locking up. I then posted on their message board to advise them of the problem. I got little response. I saw similar postings on other message boards that the guys/girls at Yoper were NOT responding to a lot of people.
If your looking for support try another distobution.
PS. I never tried to do a HD install. They would have wiped out my Red Hat and the problem wouldnt have been an issue. However, since I got little assistance reporting a bug, I decided not to do the install. With respect to their assistance I advised that I had a p3 and installed on a small 4 gig HD, thats when they stopped responding to my issue. I met the harware requirments. But I guess they didnt like the fact that I had a 4 gig drive.
Since then I now have a 120gig and refuse to assist the guys/girls at Yoper.
Dont count on their message board for support.
It’s not guys and gals, it’s one guy… Yoper 1.0 is probably light years away from this most recent version. As for Red Hat, what has Yoper got to do with this? If you want to dual boot that’s your lookout, right? So long as you configure your fstab and grub/lilo correctly, its irrelevant what other OS you have installed.
I haven’t tried this most recent version myself yet – but as t uses Gentoo’s portage and emerge package management system, I am very tempted.
A review by a competant individual would be nice…Mybe OS news staff could arrange something?
it works great here
It didn’t seem that well put together. Maybe they’ve improved.
i noticed that about some distros, i guess if the installer sees several ext3 disk partitions or another Linux install it gets confused, i abandoned several distros because they do not play well with having more than one Linux distro on the harddrive, (are Linux distros starting to battle for dominance? if a Linux distro wants first place they better prove to me they are a cut above the rest as far as a quality distro and not just by making installer tricks because i have a few computers at my disposal to try distros out) i guess its time to pull that IBM server out of the closet and set it up beside this one i am using now…
Sorry to be so negative, but It doesn’t look like Yoper brings anything new/better to the table. Why would anyone bother with it?
The website even looks unprofessional. The screenshots look just as bad. The default KDE desktop is fine, except it looks like a child messed around with all the fonts.
How is it possible to have a distro with fonts that are worse than the default Xfree/KDE give you? I’m not impressed.
How is package management handled?
People keep referring to this as a distro- and the Yoper guy/people day it’s not a linux distro- it’s a whole new OS! Meaning it’s a distro with nothing new, but for some reason, they were compelled to create it and hope others use it.