An Eye On The Prize: A Detailed Look At Foresight Linux 2.0
WHAT a refreshing change, a Linux distribution with a well-chosen, meaningful name.
But just having a good name isn't enough, is it?
Nor is saying you're going to do something, then not following through.
Here's a precis of what the Foresight Linux team have to say about their operating system on their website (http://www.foresightlinux.org/)
"Foresight is a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, giving users convenient and enjoyable access to their music, photos, videos, documents, and Internet resources.
...Foresight sets itself apart by eliminating the need for the user to be familiar with Linux, combining a user-focused desktop environment on top of Conary.
...Conary ensures that users can efficiently search, install, and manage all the software on the Foresight system, including bringing in the latest features and fixes without waiting for a major release."
Bold claims, indeed, but I'm here to tell you that the Foresight developers have delivered on their promises... mostly.
Foresight Linux is a release that I hadn't heard of before they appeared in the "latest distributions" bit on Distrowatch when I was hunting for new review material. One of my favourite things to do is try releases I've not heard of before... And so we enter Foresight.
Because Foresight is clearly gunning for the mainstream market by citing usability as one of their key concerns (through intuitive interface, etc) I'd be expecting the release to be attractive and very functional straight out of the box. Let's begin then shall we: