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Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby apsantos » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:45 pm

Hi,

Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

need some feed-back, please.
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby towy71 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:24 pm

Get rid of the stupid flash thing for a start ;-)
I can't be arsed to look through if you can't even design a website that works without being Internet Exploder like
I smile a little at
<meta name="keywords" content="vixta, vixta.org, vista open source, vixta, vixta.org, vista open source" />
and
<p id="player11"><b style="padding: 20px; font-size:12px; font-weight: bold;"><font color="#000000">Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player.</font><a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"><font color="#0000FF">
Get the latest flash player. </font></a></b></p>
in the source code of the webpage :roll: :roll:
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:06 pm

1) It's gigantic. On my 8MB line here, it took about 30 seconds to load. As towy71 says, cut the Flash (a lot of Linux users don't like it), and make the page much simpler.

2) Include some sort of statement on the front page as to what it does! I had to go onto SourceForge to find out the description.

3) Making Yet Another Linux Distro That Looks Like Windows is a bad idea. In nearly a decade of Linux I've seen countless distros like this, and they simply don't work. Not only will Microsoft get onto you for ripping off their design, but it's a really bad move.

The more you make a Linux distro look like Windows, the more that users will be disappointed and confused when things don't work as expected. I don't use Gnome, but I respect the way it strives for a mostly unique look and feel -- giving an identity to Linux on the desktop.

Apple realises this too: create your own desktop, your own experience, so that you don't look like a cheap knock-off of the leader. When newcomers sit down with a Mac, they see that it looks very different to Windows, and must work differently too. Giving people a Linux distro that looks Windows-ish will just confuse them when they stray beyond Firefox and OOo.

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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby fed_ora » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:56 pm

Agree with others.. lose the flash! took me over a minute to load the front page. Reminded me of waiting for screen refresh on a 9600 modem line (oops showing my age!) Seriously.. don't they say that 50% of users lose interest if a page takes over 30secs to load?

Sorry didn't dig that deep, got fed up with waiting for the flash to load
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby Rhakios » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:05 am

I recall seeing a review on linux.com, which is subtly self-contradictory:

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.


and

Too bad the goals don't include feature-complete and stable.


Seems to me that they have achieved more than the emulation of the visual aspects of Vista.

:D

I now await the criticism of all those who don't approve of my sarcasm.
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby pootman » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:27 pm

I approve of the sarcasm.

If i wanted something that looked a bit like Vista I would check KDE-Look first, rather than installing a new distro.
If i wanted something that looked exactly like Vista, I would buy Vista (just like I bought the Amiga CD32 and the Sega Saturn).

It's probably not the feedback you wanted, but had you considered making this a distro-agnostic "widget HOWTO with downloadable theme"?
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:04 pm

Woo, I bought a CD32 too! And a Saturn! But for 50 quid each :-)

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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby nelz » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:26 pm

I got 3 CD32s for free, but I did buy an SX-1 pack.
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby donoreo » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:34 pm

It took me right to the sourceforge site.

Yep, looks like Windows. Stop it. Stop it right now. As Mike said it is a BAD idea. We do not need another distro, we need people working to improve the ones we have.
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby Rhakios » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:42 pm

Also, it occured to me that if one wanted to attract Windows converts worried about upgrading to Vista, wouldn't it be better to make it look like XP, which they are accustomed to?
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby towy71 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:04 pm

It's nice to see that the OP has taken no notice of the objection to the stupid flash stuff :roll:
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby pootman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:14 am

That is a great idea. A DOS themed distro.
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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby Dutch_Master » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:23 am

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RE: Vixta.org: Linux to the "masses"

Postby LoL » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:18 am

I dunno ... I can see a use for it:

Got an annoying colleague at Work, who uses Vista?

1) Wait till they go to lunch

2) Back up their data for them (obviously)

3) Install Vixta

4) Restore their data

5) Sit back and enjoy :wink:
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Postby OnlyTheTony » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:47 pm

Am I missing something or does that just look like a KDE4.x desktop? What's all this Vista talk??
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