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Foresight Linux: A Short Overview

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I have been using Foresight Linux 0.8 for the last few days. Foresight is relatively new Linux distribution which tries to incorporate the latest technologies, such as Beagle, F-Spot, Howl and Hal. However, the most revolutionary feature of Foresight is Conary, the package manager.

Conary is a very innovative package manager. It was designed in such a way that it would eradicate the drawbacks of other package formats such as apt or rpm. A short list of unique features:

  • For each package, there are multiple versions available. This allows for ie. rollback without too much hassle, when a newer version of a package contains large bugs or errors. Also, you might simply want an older version because you don't like a newer version due to, for example, bloat;

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