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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Sidux is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on the “unstable” but most modern and up-to-date Debian branch called Sid (from the Toy Story character). The main aim of Sidux is to enhance and stabilize Sid, using its very own packages and scripts to allow a hassle-free use of Debian’s latest and cutting edge software.
The latest version of Sidux code named “Eros” is still under development, currently on its second preview release. It is available on a LiveCD installer which I got from here. So, I'm going to share to you my full experience using this one of a kind distro.
I loaded the ISO and just booted the normal way without passing parameters whatsoever. Then without delay, I was taken to the Sidux KDE desktop in a matter of seconds. I clicked on the “Sidux-installer” icon, and so began the installation process. By the way, Sidux comes with its own tabbed-style installer which I find easy to use. But for the new-to-Linux users, the disk partitioning part can be a little bit tricky. The hard drive installation on my VM machine merely took 5 minutes.