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Review: aLinux 12.5

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aLinux, formerly known as Peanut Linux, is a strange GNU/Linux distribution. It bills itself as a "Professional Linux Operating System" for advanced users, hobbyists, and new Linux users. However, the distribution has a number of problems that make it unsuitable for new users and unpleasant even for experienced users. It claims to be "professional," yet it's harder than heck to install and configure. On paper, aLinux 12.5 looks like a great desktop distro, but it's lacking in several areas.

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I liked it!

Mad Penguin is somewhere in the middle.

I like it, but...

I kind of like aLinux because it is so stubbornly different and because its developer has what I consider a healthy attitude towards certain US-centric legal issues - to which he has every right, being a Canadian!

But I have to agree, that installer is just awful. And the choice of turning on by default every service under the sun is questionable, though I understand the desire to make the system immediately ready to use. I wouldn't mind so much, if only there was a central point to manage all these services, other than hunting through the various config files.

Still, I appreciate aLinux; it certainly is different and I believe diversity is valuable in its own right... if only they'd fix that installer!

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