THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. YOU ARE WATCHING A USABILITYEXPERIMENT IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE. YOU ARE GETTING MYINITIAL IMPRESSION OF THE SOFTWARE. I WILL MISS ANYELEMENTS WHICH ARE TRANSPARENT TO END USERS ON FIRSTGLANCE. I DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO RESEARCH FEATURES.THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. I WILL NOT SPEND ENOUGHTIME WITH THIS DISTRIBUTION TO FORM A VALID OPINION.VIEWERS WHO ARE OFFENDED BY THIS POLICY ARE ADVISEDTO PERUSE ALTERNATIVE VENUES FOR THEIR EDIFICATION.
I spent the last 2 hours trying to get Obarun and Artix installed and running properly... I cannot put either of these on the show because:1. Obarun installation is BORKED! I tried 3 times and while I was able to get it installed it would not behave properly and user creation is screwed up... no files in etc/skel for setting up a home a user can boot into... I had to login as root and startx from there... If I want to go through all of that hassle, I will build Arch myself...2. Artix live images will not even let me get into a login shell to initiate an installation I tried the lxqt and i3 iso images. Would have been nice to see a live environment.From now on... anyone wanting me to "run usability tests" on a complicated distro needs to send me an OVA I can load into virtualbox! I only have a limited time to spend on these projects and it should not take me more than 30 minutes to install a distribution and that includes adding guest additions! I am on a SSD drive and installations should only take 10 minutes now!Cup of Linux focuses on EASE OF USE. Live images need to boot into a GUI desktop and at LEAST have a NCURSES installer.