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mFatOS - A fat Ubuntu

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Remastering an existing Linux distribution is not a big deal. Anyone can do it. However, what separates a jumbled effort from art is the fine balance between functionality and moderation, while still allowing a broad segment of users to enjoy your work.

mFatOS is a Linux distribution forked from stock Ubuntu. It is designed to be network independent, i.e. everything comes with the distro, little or no need for online updates, so this will appeal to people with bad or no Internet connection. The downside is the inevitable Second Law of thermodynamics; the extras have to come from somewhere. Indeed, mFatOS is a fairly large 2GB image.

Size aside, what else is there? Should you prefer this remastered version over the default distribution? Well, in this review, I will try to answer that. I'll tackle mFatOS the usual way, see how it handles the everyday stuff, plus some extras. I will focus quite a bit on the system integration, since all of the extras add noise that has to be polished.

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mFatOS - A fat Ubuntu

Fat distros need loving too. Big Grin

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