Vixta: Nice concept, incomplete execution

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Mon Oct 29 04:47:57 UTC 2007


"Vixta is a new Linux distribution, first released only last month, 
based on the not-yet-released Fedora 8. Its main objective is to emulate 
the visual aspects of Microsoft Vista."

http://www.linux.com/feature/120278

Couple of things:

"On the desktop is a Vixta installer, which is the Fedora live CD 
installer with no customizations or changes. It walks the user through 
configuration steps such as partitioning and setting up filesystems. It 
installs a standard system -- no package selection is offered."  Doesn't 
sound very glowing, and is something we'll run into when F8 ships. 


Also:

"No Vixta source code has been made available, but some on the forum 
suggested that since the distribution is based on Fedora core, whose 
source is readily available, it isn't necessary -- though this is not 
true <http://www.linux.com/articles/55285>."

Do we have someone that looks into cases like that?

    -Mike




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