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Postby rivenought on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:21 am

I saw moonOS mentioned in a thread over at the Ubuntu forum. Out of curiosity, I surfed over to http://www.moonos.co.cc/ to see what it was. If anyone checks it out, perhaps you can verify: Is it just me, or does this bear some startling resemblance to Mint?

There are KDE 4 and Enlightenment versions listed. Reading the info, I see vivid shades of Mint everywhere. Mainly for kicks, I am going to download the Live CDs and see how they run. Has anyone else noticed this distro before?
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Re: moonOS

Postby FedoraRefugee on Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:37 pm

Ha ha ha ha! A spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff! I guess that makes MoonOS pretty far downstream! Looks like a half-baked attempt that will probably last a few months at most. but...I suppose people were saying that about Mint at one point and this ended up being, subjectively, the most polished Linux distro ever. That is the beauty of FOSS, and while the days of a couple geeks in a garage are all but over they still exist. I wish MoonOS all the best, but dont think I will bother with it.
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Re: moonOS

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:54 pm

Doesn't look similar at all. :)
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Re: moonOS

Postby exploder on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:29 pm

I have not checked out MoonOS but it is flattering that they chose to use some of the Mint tools. It is nice to know that people recognize the quality of the tools and want to include them in their releases.
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Re: moonOS

Postby MALsPa on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:39 pm

Hmm. Not seeing anything about them using Mint tools, or about it being a spin-off of Mint in any way. Based on Ubuntu, support for restricted formats, "moonOS tools," some green and black in the color scheme... KDE and Enlightenment desktops... Take away the colors and it might be more similar to Klikit than Mint.
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Re: moonOS

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:12 pm

not noticed before - and it is very much Mint - but we spell better and would never (I sincerely hope) use brown text on black background :lol:
It seems to be from Kambodja so it is probably not "old friends"
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Re: moonOS

Postby clem on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:15 pm

It's nice to see our tools used outside of Mint. If only Ubuntu/Gnome could look at them too. Anyway, this is mintAssistant (a recent version as the little bear suggests :D ) without the branding of course (soon or later, if we want our technology to be adopted elsewhere/upstream we'll have to get rid of all that branding). Good luck to moonOS and to its developers.

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Re: moonOS

Postby Phosgene on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:43 pm

MoonOS is copying Mint?

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I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.


Maybe this is Frugalware's big comeback after Mint knocking them off Distrowatch :p
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Re: moonOS

Postby Gus on Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:15 am

MoonOS 2 saw the light some days ago. I gave it a try and was pleasently surprised. Close to Mint? No doubt. Those MoonTools are obviously the counterpart of Mint Tools, to say something. Is it just another worthless spinoff?. No, not at all. It seems they're now focusing in Enlightment E17 and LXDE, which are exactly the missing Mint editions. I was impressed with their implementation of the always slippery E17... We could happily say Mint has a new (and beautiful) sister distro. :D Congratulations to the people developing MoonOS. That's the best thing it could ever happen: to see people around the globe adopting and working the Mint-way.

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Re: moonOS

Postby foggytown on Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:46 pm

Gus wrote:MoonOS 2 saw the light some days ago. I gave it a try and was pleasently surprised.


As was I, a great E17 implementation.

I would give them some time to mature, remember that at version 2.0 Mint was referred to as Ubuntu+codecs.
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Re: moonOS

Postby exploder on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:47 pm

For just getting started moonOS is a pretty ambitious project. Give them some time, who knows, someday maybe we will be adapting some ideas from them. The e17 release received some good reviews.
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Re: moonOS

Postby AK Dave on Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:06 pm

I've been looking for a good and well-supported Ubuntu (or Mint) derivative that makes good use of E17. This might be it.

I like that E17 desktop. Its attractive. I think I'll put it on a stick and see if it likes my netbook. But alas, I'm so happy with Ubuntu Jaunty right now, and eagerly awaiting Mint Gloria, that I don't want to "regress" by rolling back to an Ubuntu-derivative that comes off of Hardy or Intrepid.

[Edit:]Anyone care to take the time to rip their theme and gdm out so I can just install that? My wife would like the look, but I don't know how to extract just the theme.

[Edit:]Direct links to the moonOS forums for Wallpaper, GTK, and Theme:
Wallpaper: http://www.moonos.co.cc/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=28
GTK: http://www.moonos.co.cc/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39
Theme: http://www.moonos.co.cc/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=37

Looks like I have a new project to play with in Virtualbox this weekend in the lull between Jaunty and Gloria, and in the lull between sourcing/ordering hardware and bringing my new BSD box up full-time.
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Re: moonOS

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:27 am

I'm so happy with Ubuntu Jaunty right now

May I ask you if you have Intel graphics?
I believe you have a laptop...
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Re: moonOS

Postby AK Dave on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:50 pm

The laptop has ATI graphics. The netbook has intel graphics, 945 chipset. Both are doing well with Jaunty right now.

As for moonOS, I'm not impressed with its "polish". At least as it presents itself in Virtualbox. My impression after a full weekend with it is summed up as "meh".
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Re: moonOS - warning

Postby waldo on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:08 pm

Because there was some interest in moonOS several months ago, and DistroWatch recently featured the new release, I am posting this warning here.

Yesterday I went to the moonOS site from my Windows 7 partition, and Kaspersky AV blocked my attempt, with a warning of a fishing script trying to load on my computer. I got on a chat session with a tech person at Kaspersky, and they verified the problem with the moonOS site. Here is part of the conversation:

Ken: Ok, there is a real problem as of right now, it is attempting to run harmful scripts

Ken: I have submitted it to the virus lab for full results though. Do you have an email address?



I gave him my email, and I will post the final results here. In the mean time I have contacted DistroWatch. Perhaps it is a false positive. Likely, the guy who runs moonOS was hacked.
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Re: moonOS

Postby exploder on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:25 pm

Hopefully it is just their tracker the anti-virus program is seeing.
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Re: moonOS

Postby waldo on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:39 pm

exploder wrote:Hopefully it is just their tracker the anti-virus program is seeing.

I'm not too sure what a tracker is, but I have been on many other Linux sites, and have not received that warning and site block before. Do they use something unusual?
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Re: moonOS

Postby Colonel Schell on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:23 pm

Hopefully they're not using Windows. :lol:
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Re: moonOS

Postby lexon on Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:43 pm

I downloaded it and burned a ISO DVD. Installed it on an extra drive. No big deal. The install took a little longer than Mint but boot time was about the same as Mint. The drive is completely isolated but I did not see any possible issues.
Vague resemblance to Mint. Did the updates. Did not like the desktop background at all. That might intimidate users from Windows.
It seems to work according to the propaganda.
I just like Mint Gnome much better.

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Re: moonOS

Postby exploder on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:00 pm

You have to give the Moon OS developers some credit, they built a stable e17 based system and they removed the branding and used the Mint tools the right way. Moon OS has not been around very long but they are off to a good start and they did something original with their choice of desktop environments. I personally do not like the default artwork but who knows, the next release might look really good. They saw a need and tried to fill it, they deserve some credit.
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