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DreamLinux 3.0: Nightmare to Install

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DreamLinux impressed me in their last release with a surprisingly pleasant graphical interface which, sadly, attempted to conceal a very poor Linux distribution underneath. When I saw they had made a new release, I was surprised they had survived. My morbid curiosity dictated that I must try it out.

Install:

The disc gives you the option to boot into Gnome or XFce. From what I could tell the visual setup is essentially identical. This is good and bad news. For folks with older hardware you won't be sacrificing any eye candy choosing the lighter desktop. The downside is they might have been able to do some more creative things with just Gnome, but I'm just speculating.

They've somehow managed to reproduce the Mac OS X dock (complete with zoom effect). I have to admit that's kind of cool. One thing they certainly didn't reproduce was the simple elegance of the OS X installer. Instead you get this monster, possibly the least intuitive aesthetic nightmare ever to grace the computing world since the infamous aLinux Carnival of Suck.

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