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Re: Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak Its Language
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2019-10-11 00:48:15
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Austrumi Linux is an unusual distribution. With a little more polish, it could be a good tool for running the Linux operating system on any computer you touch without changing anything on the hard drive. Last updated on Oct. 3 to version 4.08, Austrumi Linux is a bootable live Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. It was created and is maintained by a group of programmers from the Latgale region of Latvia. One of the things that makes Austrumi so interesting is its desktop -- FVWM, or Feeble Virtual Window Manager.


Re: Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak Its Language
Posted by: ArchLinuxMan 2020-02-01 20:49:47 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
There's a menu item in the top menus that lets you choose English, instead of the tray icon, & that translates the menus correctly.

Re: Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak Its Language
Posted by: Wormwood 2019-10-11 10:38:23 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
I really don't know where to start, particularly since comments here are kept on the "short-ish" side. How's this?-- OUTSTANDING! 196 MB download? OUTSTANDING! This is the first time I've ever been tempted to contribute to work on a distribution; in my case, it would be in 'language clean-up', where I could. I would suggest that others do the same (Latvians; Russians; Belarusians; Ukrainians; Poles; Lithuanians). How hard can guessing the (some) English meaning be? Foreign (distribution) developers are *ALWAYS* seeking, and extremely appreciative of language-translation help...and MONEY.
I am a "small-distribution" junkie. It literally pains my soul to see older, perfectly usable hardware consigned to the scrap heap because Linux distributions--which used to listen to their user bases--now are *literally* churning out nothing but bug-filled monstrosities every six months which cannot possibly be fixed, because of the pressure to get the NEXT six-month, bug-filled monstrosity out the door. Responses to "bug reports" are now a joke--the response now is to totally ignore your complaint--after all, what do you want--the latest, greatest distribution ever, or valid, crippling bugs fixed.

As A.K. Dewdney said (paraphrase) in one of his books:
"The greatest promise of the personal computer is the ability to completely change a piece of hardware (machine) into a totally different, much more capable machine *simply by providing it with new, MORE CAPABLE software*."

Thank you again. This article is a prime example of what makes you one of the best. Please be sure and follow up on this amazing distribution.

Oh, and by the way: PLEASE click on Jack Germain's 'hyperlink' to 'Austrumi Linux' at the beginning of this article. It will provide you with valuable information not only as to what these people have done, but, just as importantly, what *needs* to be done.
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