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Distro Review: Foresight Linux 1.4.2

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After some delay and threatening over the last couple of weeks I've finally gotten around to typing up my review of Foresight Linux. Foresight is a distro I've been interested in for quite some time, I knew it had a lot of cutting edge features but I was a little worried about the stability issues that might cause. Would my concerns prove to be unfounded?

The philosophy of Foresight is to deliver the absolute newest versions of all software possible, this often means beta or even alpha releases and so it's definitely a distro on the edge in my opinion. It tracks Gnome development very closely which interests me particularly, as regular readers will know I love Gnome. It also features the Conary package manager from rPath Linux which has been getting quite a bit of hype lately. I didn't know much about Conary going into this, certainly not the workings of it anyway, so I was eager to find out more.

I downloaded the install DVD for Foresight 1.4.2 and fired it up to be greeted by a variation of the well known Anaconda installer from Red Hat.

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