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Vista Alternative on Linux Using Beryl


Why pay $399 for an operating system which is full of bugs, might not work on your computer and has nothing good other than an interesting interface? Here's an alternative: use Beryl to create a Vista-like interface on a very efficient operating system (and it actually works on most computers not just NASA servers).

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Comments for Vista Alternative on Linux Using Beryl

Buggy as hell.

I got Beryl working (FYI, on an ATI X1300). For a while anyways. Then one day all I got was a corrupted login screen. Ctrl-alt-F1 didn't bring up a command prompt and there was no 'safe mode', which means it couldn't even go back to plain'o vga. Talk about holding data hostage! I just installed Vista over the whole thing. Sorry, but Linux desktop is not ready. I am sticking with Windows and OS X.
posted by Guest at Monday, February-12-2007 03:23am

Which distro

It depends on the distro you use and the way beryl is configured.
Yes beryl does crash on me, sometimes. But it recovers easily or it reverts back to metacity.
posted by Guest at Monday, February-12-2007 16:19pm

Dual boot is the way to go

It depends on what your definition of 'ready' is - Windows is buggy too, but it's easy to get help if you can afford it. Linux is definitely lacking when it comes to user support - though, hell, IT'S FREE. :-D

I use both Linux (Ubuntu with Beryl) and Windows XP. I doubt I'll give Vista a try until it becomes necessary for gaming. Though I've run into occasional problems with Ubuntu, like when the kernal updates bork the graphic card drivers and I end up at a command prompt (scary!), I've always found a workaround. Windows, on the other hand, usually leaves me little option but to reinstall when things go horribly wrong.
posted by Guest at Sunday, February-18-2007 05:34am

Moronic as HELL!

Sorry, but Linux desktop is not ready. I am sticking with Windows and OS X.

Gee. f***.You.
posted by Guest at Friday, September-21-2007 02:59am


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