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Postby exploder on Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:03 pm

I loaded up gOS Space for my teen age son and daughter this weekend. They always want to surf the web when they are over and they usually use my test machine. I thought the look of the OS was very nice! The fully decked out compiz showed real polish! The mac style tool bar looked really sharp. The theme looked nice and the way the menu was set up seemed neat and well thought out. The icon set fit in well with everything and also looked nice.

The machine has been in constant use since I installed gOS Space. gOS Space seems to be targeted for young people and it seems to be a big hit with my two teenager's! Maybe they will let me get a better look at this sometime!

If you have teenager's, I would highly recommend gOS Space.
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Re: gOS Space

Postby belovedmonster on Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:27 pm

exploder wrote:The mac style tool bar looked really sharp.


Sadly that's all it does. It has none of the functionality of the OSX dock. I gave up with AWN when I soon discovered it was months, maybe years away from being on par with what you expect from an dock. Really it's just a crude app launching bar at the moment.

As for gOS itself, I wish you well with it, but I think simply slapping some myspace shortcuts onto an OS doesnt make it any more suitable for teenagers than any other distro out there. A stock Linux Mint distro but with Flock installed rather than Firefox will be a better solution.
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Re: gOS Space

Postby Nomad on Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:56 pm

Um..is this a joke lol? Me and several other teens I know use Linux. gOS is just annoying...Mint or Ubuntu Ultimate for the win. And I know for a fact that gOS would scare about every teen around here away from linux permanently.. Mention a dock to most people I know and they will say no.
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Re: gOS Space

Postby Ookami on Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:52 pm

gOS.

I get the eye-candy, but it really isn't my style. Give me Linux Mint in Aurora-Midnight any day :D

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Re: gOS Space

Postby yamawho on Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:30 pm

Looks really slick 8)

Just remember guys ... to each his own.
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Re: gOS Space

Postby exploder on Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:18 pm

I would not run it on my machine but the kids were enjoying it on the test pc.
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Re: gOS Space

Postby Sakonim on Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:15 pm

exploder wrote:I would not run it on my machine but the kids were enjoying it on the test pc.


Its got a lot of eyecandy. I can see it appealing to the kids too.
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Re: gOS Space

Postby Nomad on Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:53 pm

Just wondering how old are they exploder? Because honestly gOS lacks impressive eye candy, ubuntu ultimate wins by far there.
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