|Posted by raymerjacque on May 26, 2014 at 10:35 AM|
MakuluLinux Xfce 6.0
Is part of the series dubbed "Imperium" ( Latin for "power to command" ). Once again we focus not only on bug fixing, new features, but also putting the power into the user's hands, the main goal here was choice. To feature pack this edition and give the user Many choices that he can navigate with a simple few clicks. This is just one more step in enhancing the total out of box experience for the End user. MakuluLinux Xfce 6 continues to push boundaries in the linux world.
After Much consideration and input from users and suggestion from the tester team, I decided to try out a new Installer, I used the LMDE Template as a base and made a new installer for MakuluLinux. One that is much more user friendly and is more automated in some of the steps. However, due to auto detection and language packs it does take longer to install compared to the old one. The result is a beautiful Installer that is simple to navigate, offers both normal and Safe modes and will do most of the work for you.
Please be AWARE : The Root Password gets changed on first bootup After installation, not during install process ! The installer only changes the user login password. The startup script that runs on first bootup still uses the password : makulu
MakuluLinux Xfce now supports the Xfce, Compiz and Kwin Manager, ALL ready to use out of the box ! You can switch between the Window Managers easily with a few clicks by running the Animation shortcut in the Menu Launcher. Not only will the Window Manager change, but all the relevant settings shortcuts will be created with it in the menu, Meaning if you choose Kwin, then all the Kwin shortcuts will be created in the menu launcher that will allow you to configure Kwin, the same with Compiz / Emerald. Now you can enjoy your favorite Window Manager with a simple few clicks... I am sure Many are wondering why ? Why add both Compiz and Kwin when one works perfectly on its own ? Why add Kwin when it uses more resources ? The answer is quite simple, Why not ? We love to give the end user variety and options, when he gets tired of Compiz he can switch to Kwin with a click of a button... on older hardware ? simply click another button and all animation is off ... Choice is what it is all about, we want to cater for any hardware from old to new...
Randomized Theming :
We have introduced Random theming in MakuluLinux Xfce 6, This feature changes the theme randomly everytime you reboot your computer, Much like the wallpaper changer does, it will align itself with your preferences of either "light or Dark" themes. This feature is easy to toggle on/off with a click of a button.
Startup Utility Ported and Modified :
Upon First boot after Installation, the user will be presented by the post install utility which will guide him through various settings easily, This will assist new comers to linux to skip difficulty doing the basic necessities that are required after installation as well as allow them to easily customize the system, Advanced users will also appreciate the ease of being able to simply select an option and skip a series of tiring steps, the Utility is very automated requiring only user interaction when needed. The utility tends to the following tasks :
The following were also ported over from MakuluLinux Mate Edition :
Hardware and Driver Support Added :
ACPI Support Able To :
Popcorn-Time is a Live Video streaming alternative to Netflix, it streams Torrents live in video Format, so you can watch virtually any video anytime for Free ! However, this may be illegal in some countries and Banned/Blocked by some ISP's, therefore the usage of this program is at the user's discretion, we will not be held responsible for any wrong doing on your part.
We have ported all the custom tools over from MakuluLinux Mate Edition to Xfce, this means the user now has all the awesome choices and customizations in Xfce that they had in Mate, We have also added new features to Xfce, there is now plenty variety and choice at the users finger tips, without even installing a single app or editing a single config, this distro will already offer more than any other operating system in the world.
This is it folks, this is what you guys have been waiting for the last few months, I hope it lives up to the hype and sets a new standard for all distributions. A lot of hard work has gone into this Edition, MANY MANY sleepless nights, and every minute was well worth it !
Just want to Thank all the testers that assisted in making sure that the bugs always stayed to a minimum.
[IMPORTANT] Please remember to enable PAE AND 3D Acceleration if you will be running this release in Virtualbox.
Known Issues :