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Big Linux 2.1 (3D) Screenshots

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A new version of BIG LINUX has been released. Besides being the first Linux distribution with 3D desktop capabilities (in GNOME and KDE), the most important improvement in BIG LINUX 2.1 is the ability to use a web cam with AMSN.

"Ever since Microsoft had released information regarding Avalon with its 3D support, the graphics subsystem that is going to be used by the Longhorn, more enthusiasts have been after 3D desktops. Project Looking Glass (LG3D), a 3D windowing and visualization project devised by the developers at Sun Microsystems and community supporters, was what had caught our attention (due to the Linux support) regarding the future of computer desktops. As stated by the LG3D project page, its intention is to break the boundaries of the "2D-ness" for current generation desktop environments and the way desktops evolve. On May 13, 2005, Big Linux, a relatively un-heard of Portuguese based Linux distribution, released its new version, 2.1. This is the FIRST Linux distribution to offer out-of-the-box 3D Desktop capabilities in both GNOME and KDE. At Phoronix, we have pictures to display our findings, keep in mind, we found this release to be INCREDIBLY slow and extremely buggy (even limiting the potential of these screenshots)"

phoronix.com has posted some nice screenshots.

They are right about it being buggy, I couldn't get the 3D to work here. Thus my review ended at the mundane screenshots in the Tuxgallery, not depicting the 3D capabilities. Although they do show the included karamba setup and modules, which I think is something most distros don't include. Congrats phoronix.

Big Linux a big problem to english speakers

I cant get the damn live cd to give it to me in english...got pissed and pitched the disk...it still sits on top of the trash if someone can tell me how...and btw, "f2" aint gettin' it done.

helios

re: English speakers

lol... I hear ya, I had the same problem. I tried the lang=en thing, but that didn't do it. I think not understanding the language inhibited my ability to do a nice review! Big Grin yeah, that's the reason! Big Grin

actually, it really was.

I had my problems with zen too! I've just had a run of bad luck lately! Big Grin That's 4 I've downloaded I couldn't review. Maybe I should start a Susan's failure list.

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