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This morning I installed a New to me Distro called Peach IOS. It is based on Ubuntu and Debian. The install went OK, but was a little slow about 25 minutes. After the install Everything went faster. It recognized all of my Hardware and set the right screen rez on my 26 inch HDTV Monitor. (Need a bigger screen for these old eyes). I have to say I really like this Distro. I like it as well as my primary one, which is Mint Cinnamon. If you multi boot like I do you will like the Grub that is installed with this Distro. The Distro you choose from the grub menu at boot up, becomes the default until you change it at one of the boot ups. Nice feature if you are booting to the same OS several times without having to choose the same os from the grub menu. any way here is a link to more info.

Mel

o:)

 

http://www.peachosi.com/

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Trying it now. Really interested in the grub options.

 

edit: Wouldn't install Chromium from the Ubuntu Software Center but it installed OK from the Chromium website. Overall, it looks OK but most of the "Peaches" stuff, audio, video and messaging apps, don't interest me. Mint has all of that type of app to suit my needs.

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saturnian

- What does the "I" in Peach OSI stand for? I guess I don't understand the "OSI" acronym.

- "Based on Ubuntu and Debian" -- would someone post the contents of the Peach OSI sources.list file?

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If you multi boot like I do you will like the Grub that is installed with this Distro. The Distro you choose from the grub menu at boot up, becomes the default until you change it at one of the boot ups.

 

 

Experienced Linux users with a penchant for booting into more than one operating system or Linux distro on one computer will appreciate how Peach OSI handles dual-booting installation. If you do not like the standard text Grub bootloader, switch to the hybrid bootloader Burg from within Peach.

 

Go to Applications / System / Grub Customizer. Select the "use Burg"option, and once inside the Grub Customizer application, select the option to "save the Burg setup. Next, under the File option select "update the MBR."

 

http://www.linuxinsi...uicy-80965.html

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Never heard of Peach OSI before, but this looks interesting enough to experiment with. Thanks for the tip mhbell!

Doing a wikipedia search I got;

 

so I assume it means Open Source Initiative. I could be wrong.

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securitybreach

It is a very bloated distro by default with a crapton of applications. I find it closer to some of those ubuntu respins that include everything under the sun. Nice but not that great on the netbook I used for the installation.

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V.T. Eric Layton

Can't please everyone all the time. That's why having all those choices in the Linux world is a wonderful thing for all of us. :yes:

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It is a very bloated distro by default with a crapton of applications. I find it closer to some of those ubuntu respins that include everything under the sun. Nice but not that great on the netbook I used for the installation.

I said in my post that it was slow installing it, but after the install it was pretty snappy on my old computer.

:whistling:

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I said in my post that it was slow installing it, but after the install it was pretty snappy on my old computer.

:whistling:

 

Oh it's cool but it was a bit much for the small netbook and it's small screen. I may try it out on one of my bigger machines. I guess I am so used to building from a clean slate that having that many apps, scares me away. ;)

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Oh it's cool but it was a bit much for the small netbook and it's small screen. I may try it out on one of my bigger machines. I guess I am so used to building from a clean slate that having that many apps, scares me away. ;)

Well you could always remove the apps you don't want. Thats what I do.

:devil:

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It sounds like it would be well worth a test drive. Download speeds from Peach or their mirror are abysmally slow today. I would say they are streaming at DSL speeds at best, perhaps less. I have tried several different angles- there just seems to be no download source with any bandwidth. So I have a download going- for 2.3GB it is estimating 4 to 14 hours, indicates 6-7 hours on average. I'll leave it running and go do something else. Bet it stalls and quits on me. They are not going to get many takers if this is the usual download situation. :w00tx100:

 

I'm sure glad I have more than one computer, otherwise, I'd never put up with this.

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My download was later found to have stalled at 2.0 of 2.3G with 1 hour 25 minutes remaining. Pitiful...

 

Edit: Just figured out that my downstairs LAN on a separate cable modem is absolutely crawling.

I'll troubleshoot it later tonight. It has been adequately fast up to about 1-2 days ago, apparently.

Took me way too long to catch this, for whatever reason. Finally speedtest.net showed me how

bad it has gotten, once I thought to look at my end. It's something intermittent. No problems up

to now...

 

Meanwhile I'm downloading peach osi 64 bit upstairs and it's streaming at a much more reasonable

rate. Will also grab the 32 bit version and play with this for a while.

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It is a very bloated distro by default with a crapton of applications

I agree. Peach left a bad tatse in my mouth. For some reason it makes me think of Disney.

I've recently tried Voyager, Linux Lite, Black Lab and Uberstuden, (all ubuntu respins), but personaly I feel more comfortable with plain old Xubuntu.

Each time I find one or two new applications or features, Uberstudent has several, but I like a more plain minimal install and then add what you use approach.

I'm going to try xubuntu-14.10-beta1 next to see what the changes are.

 

Agree. All the choices in the Linux world is what makes it a wonderful thing.

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My download was later found to have stalled at 2.0 of 2.3G with 1 hour 25 minutes remaining. Pitiful...

If you use a download manager you can usually resume where it left off. Kget is good in KDE, or I usually use wget :-

wget -c <url-of-file>

The "-c" is for continue.

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If you are using Firefox you can use a download manager called (down them all) which you can pause and resume without loseing what you are trying to download. I download ISO's all of the time using it.

Mel

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Installed the 32 bit version of Peach in VBox. Was actually a very quick installation and not to bad a looking distro. I do like the fact they are using XFCE which is my DE of choice if I ever use one. :) (Only use a WM in Arch (openbox) )

 

Another great tip on the "Down them all" considering I use Firefox, I am going to check that out. I normally DL all my distros from DistroWatch. :thumbsup:

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One of the nice things about (down them all), is the fact that you can let it run in the background while doing other things. You can even close firefox and it will still run in the background. Don't know about wget as I have only used it a time or two. Lots of times while running (downthemall) I will play a card game or do some other thing on the computer with it running. Another thing you can be downloading more than one Item at the same time or you can have 4 or 5 items in the que stacked up waiting their turn, or you can down load a single item.. It is nice if you have like 20 images to download to just (down them all).

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