Distro Review: SAM Linux 2009

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After some delay it’s finally time for me to write up my thoughts about SAM Linux 2009, a distro I must confess I hadn’t really heard of until someone asked me to review it. It’s a German distribution based on the very popular PCLinuxOS. So how would I get on with this unknown quantity (to me at least), read on to find out…

Vital Stats:

Distro Base – PCLinuxOS
Packaging – .rpm (Managed by Synaptic)
Linux Kernel – 2.6.26.8.tex3
Default Desktop – XFCE 4.6.1

One of the first things I wanted to do was install the closed source drivers for my Nvidia graphics card (sorry RMS), and I discovered the Synaptic package management GUI in the menu. I know Synaptic well from Debian of course, and I’ve seen it used to manage RPM packages before on PCLinuxOS. It’s no surprise to find it here. After a quick search for “nvidia”, I was given a few options. I chose the most recent one I could see and installed it. After logging out and restarting the X server I was pleased to see an Nvidia splash screen, it was all working.

rest here




buntu bloggers need to stop.

Seems like another buntu blogger doing their normal review crap of another distro.

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