Sam Linux 2007 is another one of those distros that clearly has a lot going for it because numerous people have told me to look in it's direction. On further investigation it seems odd that I've not heard of this release before.
Interface, aesthetics and general feel
It does inherit a lot of it's look and feel from PCLinuxOS which is a good move. Crucially SAM uses XCFE as it's environment of choice which means that you get a fast and clean interface - quite different from the "heavy" KDE that PCLOS uses. Don't mistake a light environment to be synonymous with light functionality or out of the box experience because that's something SAM2007 has by the kilo.
All the familiar faces are here application wise (GIMP, OpenOffice, FireFox, GFTP etc) but there's more than that; there's Skype, 12 games, 9 Media applications and many many others that I've not ever used before. SAM clearly is a distro aimed at out of the box functionality because there's just so much on offer here.
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