Home > Linux > Linare Linux 2.0 Available for Free Download Linare Linux 2.0 Available for Free Download Eugenia Loli 2004-09-14 Linux 26 Comments It has not been announced on Linare.com, but it appears that Linare Linux 2.0 has been uploaded to Ibiblio.org and its mirrors, and is available for free download. We will post a review of Linare PRO soon. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 26 Comments 2004-09-14 7:56 am Is Linare the first fedora based KDE desktop? 2004-09-14 10:07 am What does this distro add on top of Fedora? The descriptions given on Distrowatch like having an Office suite, Mozilla, Gaim, etc all apply to Fedora as well. It looks like they have chosen a theme that makes it look somewhat like Windows XP, but I can’t see much else that’s different. 2004-09-14 11:44 am AFAIK, Lorma Linux was the first one 2004-09-14 12:52 pm Maybe they aren’t adding anything substantive to Fedora. If they are, I can’t see it either. But, having conceded to that fact, I think the desktop looks sharp. And, if the hardware all works out of the box and sell it on Walmart.com, they might have winner. If I wasn’t happy and settled in to my current distro, I’d consider it. Don’t underestimate the marketability of polish and eye candy. 2004-09-14 1:11 pm Linare offered Ver 2.0 in August for $6.00 shipping so I ordered it. Installs fine. Very usable. A polished desktop that is easy to use. A distro that just works much like Xandros, Linspire etc. Have had some problems though ie. system hang ups. Even is responsive on a P3 600. 2004-09-14 1:16 pm Thumbs up from me except for little changes that need to be done to some parts of the GUI, most of the GUI looks nice. 2004-09-14 1:46 pm Taking things a little backwards, having installed it, Linare looks to me like the ideal ‘Mom n Pop’ distro. Pretty, well chosen components, menus customised to provide easy to recognise apps. Icons are a little garish/toys ‘r us, but having said that they do make a refreshing change. Well it’s certainly FC based – on my Compaq Armada M700 laptop install is predictable and there’s no package selection process, which, I must admit, I prefer these days. 15-20 mins and away you go. At least the installer asks for a root password, but then doesn’t force a user account creation!!! It may be this is covered in the manual with the boxed product but it’s so important that it should have been left in with the first run process. Start up seems a little faster than standard FC – but then so does drying paint! It’s a pity that they haven’t tweaked the boot process to avoid the appearance of the console – albeit briefly. I don’t mind but it just takes some of the polish off. Other little niggles – the firewall config is enabled but wide open and xinetd, sendmail etc are all running. Quick tweaks needed to sort that out. Printer on network installed fine. No graphical ftp client – seems a little odd but there we go. Usual Redhat/Fedora truggle to get the UK laptop keyboard recognised – still working on that. Would I spend $40 on it – well, no – but if the apt site was working I might be inclined to point someone towards Linare as a nice useable system that seems to have had a lot of thought put into it just needs a little polish to make it a real winner. 2004-09-14 2:32 pm Weird… I downloaded the ISO and burnt the image to a CD but it won’t boot on my laptop. I just finished burning ISO’s of Conectiva linux and they work fine so I know my process is working. I guess I won’t be able to try this distro. 2004-09-14 2:32 pm “shut up. just buy my product, it’s called Linux and thats the new buzz word in the office. buy it and shut up, don’t ask questions like that. thank you.” lol im guessing thats someone taking the mick or the CEO of linare is a bit cranky this morning. lol but as others have said i think the GUI looks slick, if i ever get fed up of SuSE and Cobind ill give it a whirl. 2004-09-14 3:49 pm OH NOOOS! TEH RUN AS RHOOT! AGAIN@! IST TEH LINDOWZ AGAIN@!! thats what I thought when I saw the root only set up, I created a user account and moved on though, yes it defaults you to root, and it doesn’t even prompt you to create a user account, but linspire/lindows does. it is pretty though…. 2004-09-14 4:58 pm had the same problem burned it 3 different times with different programs and 2 different downloads will not autorun on any of my comps 2004-09-14 5:57 pm Forgive my ignorance, but what does Linare have to do with Fedora? 2004-09-14 6:06 pm Does anyone know what they have for updating the system, such as security updates? I thought I read somewhere about it coming wit apt which I know you could update it that way. Or do they have their own system? 2004-09-14 6:11 pm nevermind… from distrowatch.. “Linare Linux is a commercial Linux distribution based on the Fedora Core technology.” 2004-09-14 6:30 pm UI looks interesting, even though it seems to be a copy of XP. 2004-09-14 6:40 pm Where can I get that theme and window decoration they are using? I like the look of everything – but I wouldn’t give up Debian apt for it. GJ 2004-09-14 7:20 pm This distro looks nice. I give them props for the nice looking icons, but they are using way too much green in that theme. Aside from that it looks good and I’m looking forward to downloading/burning this to try it out. 2004-09-14 8:26 pm Dude – If you get the ISO downloaded, burned to a CD, and get it to boot from your cd drive, let me know how you did it. Thanks. 2004-09-14 10:47 pm It looks nice, and it’s pretty consistent from what I looked at from the screenshots, but the minimize/maximize/close buttons look streched out. 2004-09-15 12:13 am A couple of interesting things… The installation progress screen is almost a direct copy of the XP installation routine, would be very familiar to someone who’s installed Windows XP before. Likewise, the overall theme is the closest “XP” copy I’ve seen out of the box on a Linux distribution. Linare is Fedora with all the multimedia plugins already installed and ready to go – great! 2004-09-15 1:09 am “Where can I get that theme and window decoration they are using? I like the look of everything – but I wouldn’t give up Debian apt for it. GJ” The distro uses apt4rpm so you wouldn’t need to give up apt to try it out. I just installed it and am trying the update through apt still downloading will let you know how it goes. 2004-09-15 1:46 am I tried the update using apt and it complained about conflicts and errored out it may be something simple I’ll have to look into it. 2004-09-15 8:10 am I think there may be some slightly bent mirrors out there. I got mine from here http://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/sunsite.unc-mirror/distributions/linare and it worked fine – used Nero in Winders, no CD burner on lappy!!!!! HTH 2004-09-15 1:36 pm All of the Linare APT sources are down and the regular Fedora packages conflict with the Linare-modified ones so you cannot update. Seems that although it is based on Fedora, it is not fully compatible with it so you can’t use Fedora sources unless you dist-upgrade and blow away the Linare-modifed ones. I also was unable to connect to my fedora server that is running samba. Their default network neighbourhood is Linneighbourhood and it didn’t work. I tried with Lisa as well and it did not work. Samba on Linare seems to have some issues which is odd for a distro that looks so much like XP but cannot connect to any windows boxes. SuSE 9.1 works fine with my server as do the other distros I use. It looks a little too much like windows for my taste. I’ll be sticking with SuSE for now. 2004-09-15 1:56 pm bin – Thanks for the tip. I’m downloading it now from the location you specified. I hope it works! 2004-09-15 2:59 pm bin – That did it. I’m installing as we speak. Thanks again for your help.