Friday, May 30, 2008

My SaxenOS 2008

OK as I promised, I installed the recently released SaxenOS 2008 beta today.

The installation was typical PCLinuxOS. Choosing English in place of German was not difficult ; at boot pressing F2 brings English.

Also at boot splash you can change and set English as your default language.

SaxenOS 2008 desktop gives the feelings of a KDE desktop from its layout .

It has nicely set menu and once you have set the language to English and installed the system you get a clear picture.

I set my time zone, display and changed the PCLinuxOS repository from the default to another one as it was unreachable.

Getting the available upgrades was smooth. Then I removed some packages I did not want. Nvidia driver and compiz setting works out of the box once installed.

Once I was all set I rebooted the system and upon re login my desktop settings were gone but I easily recovered them back with Desktop Settings for XFCE .

I noticed one weird problem though, when I tried to shut down the system it went through all the processes smoothly but at the end wont shutdown automatically and I had to press the power off button to shut it down manually.

Over all SaxenOS 2008 looks promising and quite stable at this early beta stage and I am sure it will be robust and stable enough once it reaches to the final version.

I will keep on probing into it more and report back any issues if I find any.

I would urge all my readers to try SaxenOS 2008 and I am sure they will like it.

SaxenOS goes PCLinuxOS

SaxenOS from Germany once based on Slackware and Zenwalk-based distribution with the Xfce desktop and designed for older, low-specification computers adopts PCLinuxOS as its base and Xfce desktop

SaxenOS 2008 beta 2 has been released and can downloaded from their home page.

This is a major change and looks promising .

This version 2008 was release in cooperation with the BdH Dresden .

I will grab a copy myself and test install this newly re designed distribution soon.