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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Foresight is my first venture outside of the traditional “Major” distros - but I’m impressed. I’ve never done a “review” before but I’m so impressed, I’m gonna give it a shot - here goes!
I first heard about Foresight because of and article talking about the new Shuttle KPC which as I understand it was initially was supposed to come pre-loaded with Ubuntu but Shuttle decided to switch to Foresight - that initially told me this must be something special and I needed to check it out.
The Foresight ISO was a DVD iso rather than a CD ISO weighing in at around 1.2GB - I popped her in and discovered that the installer was the familiar Anaconda - so if you’ve ever installed Red Hat, Fedora or CentOS (or Scientific Linux for that matter), you’ll be right at home - nothing unusual, fewer steps than in a Red Hat install, but very straightforward. Now for the impressive part - the file copy portion of the install took 3 minutes. That is the absolute fastest I’ve ever seen a distro install. PERIOD!