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First Impressions: gOS ‘Gadgets’

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I’m always willing to try something new and exciting in the world of Linux, and I couldn’t let gOS Gadgets pass me by. Mainly because I’d never used the LXDE window manager, but also because its lure of low system requirements and netbook-oriented design seemed to suit my ageing ThinkPad X22 quite nicely.

So I’ve installed it, using my USB guide (which works very well if I do say so myself!), and I’ve been playing with it for the past few days. By no means is this a full review, but here are some of the thoughts I have about gOS from the point of view of a long-time Linux user and enthusiast.

First up, the installation process is very easy. All hardware was detected successfully and no configuration was required beyond the usual username/password stuff. This distro is based on Ubuntu 8.04.1, and it looks like they managed to keep Ubuntu’s legendary ease-of-install and compatibility without any problems.

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