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I know everyone has there own favorite distro, but i invite you to try out mine. It's based on Debian Testing, and comes with XFCE4.8
It's nothing too special, it aims to be simple, fast, and productive. It's stable enough for installing to your computer, but it runs great in virtualbox as well. (I already have guest additions installed for you wink.gif )

So, I invite you to try out my distro and let me know what you think. And well, break it. So i can fix it biggrin.gif
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There's more screenshots at
http://adonislinux.com/screenshot.html

and can be downloaded at
http://adonislinux.com/downloads.html

There is a server edition that i just finished as well, if anyone was into the home server thing. The cinnamon one you see on the site is still a work in progress, it'll be a couple weeks before that one is done.


Sorry if this seems like selfish advertising, I really just want people to try it and let me know what they think so i can improve it as much as possible. Thanks to anyone that tries it. biggrin.gif
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A couple of questions:

1. What does your distro hope to achieve that others may not? / What inspired you to create Adonis?
This isn't a dig at creating another Debian-based distro (after all, that's the spirit of open source), I'm genuinely interested to see how this project came about smile.gif

2. Is the server edition also based on Debian Testing?
Unfortunately this is a bit of a criticism because, and to be frank, I wouldn't recommend anyone install an OS based off a testing branch - regardless of the OS.
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I signed up to your forum yesterday, under the name "Mandex"! I like the distro. Oh, and I reported a bug!

Good luck with the distro..
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

A couple of questions:
1. What does your distro hope to achieve that others may not? / What inspired you to create Adonis?
This isn't a dig at creating another Debian-based distro (after all, that's the spirit of open source), I'm genuinely interested to see how this project came about smile.gif
2. Is the server edition also based on Debian Testing?
Unfortunately this is a bit of a criticism because, and to be frank, I wouldn't recommend anyone install an OS based off a testing branch - regardless of the OS.

1. Windows Compatibility. Yup. Granted, nothing has even been started towards this goal, but it is a start to get something out there and make people aware of the goal. I want kernel and OS level integration for support for windows. I love linux. But I also enjoy playing games, and watching netflix, etc. WINE/VM's etc only can go so far. So the long term goal for this project is to have some well incorporated support for windows. Might take years upon year, but that's the goal/ tongue.gif

There's more to it then just this. I'm not a big fan of package management in a lot of distros. This depends on this, this needs this, this breaks this, etc. When it works, it's wonderful. When it doesn't? Makes for a bad day. That's really true with a lot of the newer stuff like Gnome3 and Cinnamon. There's a couple other details I don't like, but I mean I couple probably discuss this for hours. tongue.gif

2.Oh god no. biggrin.gif It's based on Debian Stable. There is no way I would ever make a server based on testing haha.


Joshd: I saw the bug report, and thanks for the forum activity, it's needed. smile.gif
Curious, when did you last download Adonis? 0.3.0 is a build from like 6 months ago, the newest one should have the alpha parts removed from conky. Anyways, software-center was removed in the new one for the very reason you submitted-it was broken. A couple months ago it was reported useless in debian, but i'll play around with it the next couple days and see if i can get it working again. thumb.gif
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1. Windows Compatibility. Yup. Granted, nothing has even been started towards this goal, but it is a start to get something out there and make people aware of the goal. I want kernel and OS level integration for support for windows. I love linux. But I also enjoy playing games, and watching netflix, etc. WINE/VM's etc only can go so far. So the long term goal for this project is to have some well incorporated support for windows. Might take years upon year, but that's the goal/ tongue.gif
There's more to it then just this. I'm not a big fan of package management in a lot of distros. This depends on this, this needs this, this breaks this, etc. When it works, it's wonderful. When it doesn't? Makes for a bad day. That's really true with a lot of the newer stuff like Gnome3 and Cinnamon. There's a couple other details I don't like, but I mean I couple probably discuss this for hours. tongue.gif
2.Oh god no. biggrin.gif It's based on Debian Stable. There is no way I would ever make a server based on testing haha.
Joshd: I saw the bug report, and thanks for the forum activity, it's needed. smile.gif
Curious, when did you last download Adonis? 0.3.0 is a build from like 6 months ago, the newest one should have the alpha parts removed from conky. Anyways, software-center was removed in the new one for the very reason you submitted-it was broken. A couple months ago it was reported useless in debian, but i'll play around with it the next couple days and see if i can get it working again. thumb.gif

No problem. I have no problem using the command line, it can just be pesky trying to find file names etc. for installation. I didn't realise a new version is out frown.gif I will have to download the ISO again then and update it smile.gif

No problem about the forum activity, and over time the usage will grow, it happens to almost every distro.

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No problem. I have no problem using the command line, it can just be pesky trying to find file names etc. for installation. I didn't realise a new version is out frown.gif I will have to download the ISO again then and update it smile.gif
No problem about the forum activity, and over time the usage will grow, it happens to almost every distro.
Josh biggrin.gif

Synaptic is in there too if you want to use something with a gui, and yes the names can be a pain sometimes.
I'm installing it to a couple of my computers now, so I'll see if i can get it working. I almost always use apt-get in a terminal, but software center is nice to have to just browse and look for something new to try out.
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1. Windows Compatibility. Yup. Granted, nothing has even been started towards this goal, but it is a start to get something out there and make people aware of the goal. I want kernel and OS level integration for support for windows. I love linux. But I also enjoy playing games, and watching netflix, etc. WINE/VM's etc only can go so far. So the long term goal for this project is to have some well incorporated support for windows. Might take years upon year, but that's the goal/ tongue.gif
There's more to it then just this. I'm not a big fan of package management in a lot of distros. This depends on this, this needs this, this breaks this, etc. When it works, it's wonderful. When it doesn't? Makes for a bad day. That's really true with a lot of the newer stuff like Gnome3 and Cinnamon. There's a couple other details I don't like, but I mean I couple probably discuss this for hours. tongue.gif
I'm going to be blunt here and tell you not to bother. We have WINE and ReactOS - both are light years behind Windows and both are crying out for funding and developers. So rather than starting another project that's doomed to fail, I think you're better off contributing towards WINE and integrating WINEs packages into a default install of your distro.

Don't get me wrong, I have the greatest of respect for people with ambitious goals - but those projects have been going for well over 10 years and still no where near stable so I can't see you improving upon that within the next decade either. Particularly what considering how amazingly complex Windows has grown with each new release - the toolkit revisions, backwards compatibility kludges and the increasing list of depreciated APIs (to the point where Windows isn't always compatible with Windows software).
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2.Oh god no. biggrin.gif It's based on Debian Stable. There is no way I would ever make a server based on testing haha.
Ahh excellent, glad to hear it. Sorry to ask that question earlier but it wasn't very clear from your initial post smile.gif
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I'm going to be blunt here and tell you not to bother. We have WINE and ReactOS - both are light years behind Windows and both are crying out for funding and developers. So rather than starting another project that's doomed to fail, I think you're better off contributing towards WINE and integrating WINEs packages into a default install of your distro.

Don't get me wrong, I have the greatest of respect for people with ambitious goals - but those projects have been going for well over 10 years and still no where near stable so I can't see you improving upon that within the next decade either. Particularly what considering how amazingly complex Windows has grown with each new release - the toolkit revisions, backwards compatibility kludges and the increasing list of depreciated APIs (to the point where Windows isn't always compatible with Windows software).

Gonna agree here. In this case, the best option would be to not make your own project but to contribute to the existing one. Normally having some diversity is a good thing in Linux. But in this case, not worth the time and headache to get where WINE is now. Would just be best to help them.
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Your both certainly not the first to tell me I'm wasting time with the project, it's perfectly fine to say so tongue.gif
Adonis will always have a main linux distro, the windows thing will always be a side project for Adonis unless it does get to a point where it is suitable for using as a windows substitute. That may never happen, or it may just take another 10 years or so. tongue.gif Regardless, adonis is still going to be a long term project for me, and the amount that gets done is all up to where it takes me. So, you can just think of it as another Debian respin that has a different ideology. I'm a big advocate of FOSS, but I also like my Nvidia drivers to work. So, I don't exactly have the same principles as Debian and so I wouldn't expect that kind of thinking from this project. What exactly to expect from this I couldn't answer, it's still to young in it's infancy to answer that.

As far as WINE and ReactOS, I'm well aware of them and I do intend to contribute what I can to them. Again, windows compatibility is not the only goal for this project, but yes it is something I wish to strive towards.


So, you could say I'm already humbled in that regard, but it doesn't mean I can't still try to work towards it. biggrin.gif
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That's the spirit,

maybe you won't get anywhere (maybe you will), but if it's a long term goal: go for it

BTW I'm downloading the iso right now

Finally a little request:

could you put the md5sum file as a direct download? (I can't download from sourceforge at work tonguesmiley.gif )

Thanks
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