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Elonex One T & One T+, CnM Minibook => Software & OS Modifications, Alternative Distributions => Topic started by: Jay on May 30, 2009, 04:52:31 PM

Title: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Jay on May 30, 2009, 04:52:31 PM
Time for a vote:  Let the forum know which operating system you prefer to use.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: rodonn on May 31, 2009, 12:23:28 AM
Since I use a lot of PDF stuff, the default is my current weapon of choice, but I've used Wicknix' packages to add GCC and Python to the mix for my own tinkering pleasure. I've also applied the 'increase the concurrent tasks' hack, and some other patches and tweaks... but really, I only need to browse, write, do simple calcs, email, access PDFs, and tinker with C (and maybe python...)
I'd *like* to use 3MX, but it would need the PDF reader, and to lose some bloat. I think the form of 1.1 RC was more to my taste, since it had a minimal overhead, while adding significantly to the tool set, andhad a clean look and feel.  While RC3.x is excellent, it seems a little 'busy', and overloads the system at times. I also like Pidgin, the lack of which put me off RC3 somewhat...
I'm looking forward to trying the 'Classic' Remix...

None of the above should be regarded as an unconstructive criticism of Wicknix's sterling work, just a view into how I found the different  options, and how I work with the wee beastie...
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: mewtwo on May 31, 2009, 01:19:19 AM
Debian (http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,599.msg4280.html#msg4280).   ;)
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Whiskers on May 31, 2009, 01:38:04 PM
Currently the default system seems to suit me best - although I'd like to be able to use a decent usenet program too.  But I've tried 3MX rc2 and been impressed by it, and I've played with using other window managers in the standard OS instead of the default version of Matchbox. 

I intend to give Mewtwo's Debian package a trial, and I await with interest Wicknix's future offerings too.  I'm not familiar with Debian, but I do like the 'real Linux' features such as highly developed package management and large software repositories - and independence from a single source of software.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Zill on May 31, 2009, 02:54:13 PM
Default works fine for us... my wife uses it when she is away from home for email and browsing.  Although I know the default functionality can be extended, we would prefer to use a desktop for more elaborate apps.
These really are great little PCs (if you don't expect too much from them!).
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: utd_grant on June 01, 2009, 10:39:18 AM
I opted for Default (on the Elonex ONEt), having tried all three releases of 3MX at various points.

I dunno, for some perverse reason I just kinda like the idea of having a limited set of apps that (mostly) 'Just Work'TM without tweaking, yet still allow me to actually do useful things when out and about.

Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Lochban on June 02, 2009, 03:22:14 AM
Id confess to having tyed 3mx & while its an inpressive piece of work its not somthing i could use day in day out as i do the defalt O/S im looking foward to tying the new DEfalt remix soon as i can find a copy to DL
:)
Regards Lochban
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: looplu on June 14, 2009, 02:00:48 AM
default ahead?

that's unbelievable

3MX is amazing , it's like taking a course in programming , hours of fun ....

Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: utd_grant on June 14, 2009, 08:33:55 PM
I guess a lot depends on whether you want your LLL for just 'doing stuff', or whether you get a kick out of customising and fine-tuning it.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: rodonn on June 14, 2009, 10:19:52 PM
Depends... I'm an inveterate tinkerer. The Default is a lot more of a challenge to tinker, since a lot of the time you're on your own. The OS version of being dropped naked on the planet in Alien with nothing but a fruit knife with a broken handle!
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: utd_grant on June 15, 2009, 08:37:45 AM
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The OS version of being dropped naked on the planet in Alien with nothing but a fruit knife with a broken handle!

 :D

Seriously, there's not a lot of things you'd want to do on the LLL which the default OS won't let you do - wi-fi connectivity, web surfing (and you can use elinks for a faster, trimmed-down experience), e-mail, chat, video replay, MP3 replay, internet radio, flash games, native games, PDF reader, word processor, spreadsheet, etc. all work pretty solidly out-the-box.

OTOH, there are a number of subtle broken things in all the alternatives I've tried and I can't see any significant boost in performance for things like video replay. That's why I personally stick with the default for now. YMMV.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Neverbe on July 14, 2009, 03:59:33 PM
Where can i find the Devian release for Cnm?
Title: Debian download link
Post by: Leven2e on July 14, 2009, 07:50:07 PM
u can download it here:
http://www.filefactory.com/file/ag515a8/n/Recovery_DebianEtchX11-wicknix_img

Could you please use the search pane provided on the top of the page,this is how I found it too.
Thanks,
Levi
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: worge on July 17, 2009, 02:40:35 PM
Default remix. ex defalult. ex 3mx? ex default.
Had the old "wifi" problems with 3mx. Remix has most of the programs I had been trying to add. It is the one described on the box.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Artus Irbe on August 13, 2009, 03:44:28 PM
I had my stint with 3MX 1, 1.1, 2.1, 3 and 3.1 so as far as the LLL goes, i'm a bit of a 3MX veteran!

I've also migrated to WIcknix Retro distro, which i'm going to play about with seeing what i can see. ^^J 

Interesting to see why people brought this, compared to the LLL can deliver.

Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: rodonn on August 15, 2009, 06:38:41 PM
It doesn't deliver what it does 'badly' -  Bon Echo works, Abiword works, gnucalc works, it connects to 99% of Wi-fi, and with the right drivers added handles 3g modems better than Xandros (tying to find the Xandros Huawei drivers is a little like finding the Holy Grail)
Overall, if people expected more they either can't read specs, or we missold the box.
my mother is dead impressed with how it handles prboom... and mum isn't easily impressed (she's 82)
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: LilYoda on August 31, 2009, 10:21:50 PM
Did a search to find a link to wicknik's retro, but couldn't find it.  Could anyone point me in the right direction please? (No, not towards the door, thanks)
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: wicknix on August 31, 2009, 11:22:18 PM
Here ya go.

http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,643.0.html
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: blackberry on February 14, 2010, 06:44:36 AM
Standart OS:
1.Wi-Fi - OK.
2.CDMA - OK.
3.PDF-OK.
4.Video(320x240)- OK.
5.e-mail,IM,chat,word,excel,bon echo -OK.
But I removed the standard operating system, because there is no console! Use Debian(wicknix).
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: Mado on February 14, 2010, 01:46:46 PM
I use Wicknix's MX 4 Utra and I am very happy with it.
I bought my Trendtac Epc 700BL from my grandson. He was disappointed that this little machine couldn't do what he expected, (what do you expect from a laptop that costs 50 euro's?) But I liked the little machine (I am a gadget freak).
It's my first experience with Linux, but everyday I learn something. Most of all I have learned that the glitches of the machine are not the machines glitches, but mine  :)
Back on topic: before with the default OS, I couldn't use pidgin, the bon echo didn't have the download helper etc. It was basically a children's laptop. Now I have a full fledged laptop that does almost everything I want from it. I still have to show my grandson what he sold to me. I think he will be sorry  ;D
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: MikeyGMT on July 06, 2010, 09:02:30 PM
Have been away from my CnMBook for a while. So I upgraded 3mx to RC4 from RC2, which is much improved, thanks to wicknix :D Next try the new Ultra. As others have already mentioned, the shipped OS was a bit junior school, but the kids wont play on it without flash games, and that's not the fault of the OS, Flash has taken over the web and has got to fat and lazy. Which gives me a chance to learn more Linux too. Brilliant  ;D.

Anyway, good work guys, thanks.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: wicknix on July 07, 2010, 02:34:23 AM
If you think rc4 is an improvement, skip right past it (it's quite old and a little too bloated and still has quite a few quirks) and toss Ultra3 on it. I don't think you'll be disappointed with it. Much improved, smaller, faster, a newer working pidgin (fixes broken msn and yahoo) with facebook chat plugin added, and a bunch of other goodies.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Which operating system - Poll
Post by: MikeyGMT on July 08, 2010, 12:31:35 PM
Hi Wicknix,
I've been trying to download Ultra3 over the last couple of days now. The download kept timing out on the 3mx site and on my CnM the download from filefactory kept telling me my time expired so trying to download using my Puppy box. Ooo ... it's finished!  :o Going to Play now.
Mike