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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#106 by francois » 10 Jul 2013, 02:42

We simply missed these two very positive reviews. Some improvement suggestions are provided (to be included in v 2.1?) :good:
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/port ... indecisive
http://www.linuxtoday.com/upload/porteu ... 24505.html
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#107 by francois » 24 Jul 2013, 18:57

Very positive review. Porteus as replacement for windows! :wink: :
http://www.alandmoore.com/blog/2013/03/27/porteus/

Porteus innovative with its PPM :Bravo: :
http://forums.solusos.com/thread-3413.html
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#108 by brokenman » 06 Aug 2013, 02:05

Weekly Review on DW. Thanks to Payoon for pointing it out.
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue ... 05#feature
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#109 by Ahau » 12 Aug 2013, 18:04

Just came across this nice review: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78550.html

enjoy!
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#110 by francois » 12 Aug 2013, 20:39

Good review, however not encompassing version 2.1. :(
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#111 by Hamza » 12 Aug 2013, 20:52

I did also not notice any reviews of our new wizard from its launch. :(
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#112 by francois » 12 Aug 2013, 22:54

@hamza:
Be patient. I am sure it will come, and with it: celebrity. :)
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#113 by francois » 17 Aug 2013, 03:06

A thread on pupylinux about what is going on on porteus 2.1:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewto ... ceded30ca9

Positives and negatives comments, I would say worth to be read. :)
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#114 by ralcocer » 24 Aug 2013, 14:35

IMHO I think that Porteus is not aSlax fork anymore, Slax came alive again after somebody pumped money to get a new version, Tomas blog is dead for whai I can see, no posts since July 30. With the addition of the printer module Porteus can be called a complete Distro.

However you are moving to fast for me, having a new desktop every few weeks confuses and people new to Porteus have no idea what all those desktops are, also you have a wonderfull tool to update the system, why not make updates to the modules that don't break the system like having a non destructing update that can be undone if it doesn't work.

Keep up the good work

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Post#115 by brokenman » 27 Aug 2013, 03:10

However you are moving to fast for me, having a new desktop every few weeks confuses and people new to Porteus have no idea what all those desktops are
Thanks for the feedback. The period between stable releases is quite long. For example the next stable release won't be out until next year. I don't think I fully understand what you mean by having a new desktop every couple of weeks. Please explain a little more if you have time.
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#116 by Rava » 28 Aug 2013, 17:53

Mer thinks we should enhance the wikipedia article on Porteus.

I found a nice review for quoting in the article. It is about 2.0, and says "2.1 RC2 is under development"
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78550.html
Porteus Linux is an almost perfect portable distro that gives you a choice of the KDE4, Razor-qt, XFCE or LXDE desktops in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

[...]

Its persistent memory feature, unlike regular live distro sessions, lets you carry a complete Linux desktop with all of your files and special application settings in your pocket to run on any computer.

Porteus boots from a USB drive or other bootable external media in as little as 15 seconds. That booting time can take longer if you add an excessive number of software modules.

[...]

One of the coolest features with Porteus is its KDE desktop option. I do not know of any other portable Linux distro that crams KDE onto a stick.

The theory with designing a portable Linux distro is to make it lightweight enough to fit on bootable external storage devices with more limited storage capacity than a DVD. Typically, portable Linux distros run XFCE or LXDE-style environments.

I've gotten a lot of productivity value out of Puppy Linux and Knoppix Linux As good as these two portable distros are, Porteus is more flexible.

[...]

orteus is packed with lots of features and an expansive software set. The longer I drove it around, though, the more quirks I needed to figure out. The user forums and ample online documentation smoothed my transition.

[...]

The Porteus Package Manager is a heavy duty installer that serves as a cross-distro package converter. It has modules for accessing repositories for its own apps along with Slackware, SlackBuild, Salix, Alien and Debian.

The PPM resolves dependencies from across the repositories. It creates a package module rather than doing a conventional installation.
But the above is way too long to put as review on a wikipedia page. And I need help to slim it down to the basics. Any volunteer in aiding me?

But this part is nonsense:
Porteus is such a fine-tuned Linux distro, it can easily replace whatever else you have installed. You can not install Porteus on a hard drive. However, you can do a frugal installation that lets you use a GRUB entry to boot the live environment without needing the DVD or USB bootable device.
Sure you can install Porteus as live xzm module based OS on the hard drive... Dunno where he got the idea from that you cannot do that...

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And, in my book, what is totally missing is the new web configurator for custom ISÒ's.
That was what I wrote as comment on the review, but it is not jet posted and awaits editor's approval...
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#117 by Rava » 28 Aug 2013, 22:47

*Update*

My comment on the review I mentioned above was posted. Yay!
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#118 by wread » 29 Aug 2013, 02:46

Wunderschön, gratuliere, Rava!
Porteus is proud of the FASTEST KDE ever made.....(take akonadi, nepomuk and soprano out and you will have a decent OS).
The Porteus Community never sleeps!

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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#119 by Rava » 29 Aug 2013, 16:48

Danke! Wir sollten dennoch den wikip. Artikel aufpimpem-.

Thanks, we still should pimp-the wikip. article...
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Re: Porteus on the net

Post#120 by brokenman » 05 Sep 2013, 02:07

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