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Pinguy OS: A Distro for All

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One thing I love about open source is that there is no lack of choice, especially in operating systems. Fed up with Windows or Mac OS X? Not sure about Ubuntu, FreeBSD or RHEL? I present to you Pinguy OS, a robust version of Ubuntu that will have you up and running in no time.

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Antoni Norman, the sole developer on this project.

The idea for Pinguy OS was born as many ideas are: the need to scratch an itch. Antoni says, “As most people I started using Linux because I was just not happy with Windows and had enough of waiting for Vista. I tried many different distro’s but all of them where lacking an overall polished finish or just wouldn’t work with my hardware. I did use PCLinuxOS for a while as it was the only one at the time I could get working, but never liked it and ended up going back to XP.”

After waiting for Vista, and experiencing more hardware failures when it came out, he went back to Ubuntu. “My first impressions of Ubuntu was that it was a half-finshed OS, it was lacking so much functionality out of the box,” Antoni says. “After some time I got used to how to use Ubuntu and how to fix problems and get things working, and really started to like using it. As I am the go to guy for all my friends and family for anything computer related, I started to get them all converted to Ubuntu. Looking back I wish I hadn’t. It quickly dawned on me that the OS wasn’t ready for the average user (people that think Google is a browser for instance).”

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