Dreamlinux 3.5 beta rc
- Dreamlinux is Debian based
- Dreamlinux is actually a Brazilian based Linux distribution
- Dreamlinux offers a choice of Xfce or Gnome desktop, the default being Xfce.
What I liked:
- Dreamlinux definitely has the nicest looking Xfce desktop I've come across
- Dreamlinux loads fast, with a verbose (you can see what's booting as it loads) boot with a cute little Tux pic at the top to keep you company
- AWN dock, Compiz-Fusion installed by default
- Several Multimedia applications for entertainment, such as Inkscape, Avidemux for video editing and EasyTag music editor
- Based on Debian, with the proven Debian reliability and stability
- EasyInstall, to install free but proprietary (not open source) applications easily.
- Control Panel, containing many useful things like HardInfo, which tells all the information about your computer in one place
What I didn't like:
- Um, Gnome wasn't the default desktop?
- Yeah, that's about it.
I have to say, wow, what a great distro this is. I had heard around the 'Net that a lot of people like this one so I had to review it and for good reason. I think Dreamlinux will appeal to many new users, Windows refugees especially due to the fact there are several applications already installed that are geared toward multimedia users. I didn't find any deal-breakers on this distro at all, and it's certainly the best looking Xfce desktop I have come across on a distro. I was tempted to install Dreamlinux so that means it's a keeper! I give this an A- for appearance and an A- for newbie user friendliness.