|GNU/Linux Utopia Main Screen|
|Mozilla Firefox (IceCat)|
|Abiword and OpenOffice.org Calc|
This distribution is one that packs everything and the kitchen sink. (Side note: there appear to be inconsistencies in the panel item tool-tips, as most are written in Spanish but some are in English.) Looking into the "Internet" category showed the following applications present, among others: Transmission and Deluge, Pidgin, Empathy, Ekiga, aMSN, Gajim (seriously? FIVE IM clients?), GNU IceCat, Liferea, and Seamonkey. IceCat is a rebranded version of Mozilla Firefox, similar to Iceweasel. I was happy to see that most codecs are included out-of-the-box.
Even in the "Office" category, both OpenOffice.org and GNOME Office (Abiword and Gnumeric) are included (though this is a bit more common). While these programs do work, I'm a bit confused as to how Writer/Web is different from Writer. I tried both, and the former just looks like the latter without the dark-gray border around the page.
The "Sound and Video" category is really the epitome of the "everything and the kitchen sink" mentality, as there are Audacious, Audacity, Avidemux, Audio Converter (I'm not sure what the actual program name is), DVD Styler, Cheese, MPlayer, Goggles DVD player, a CD song ripping program, Handbrake, Kino, MeTV, VLC, and Xine. Whew!
Other than that, this is a fairly standard GNOME distribution (though there are other goodies like Emerald, Compiz Fusion, and other utilities). That said, there doesn't appear to be any graphical package management tool. How about gslapt-get (a package manager for Slackware based on Synaptic with dependency management (something Slackware lacks out-of-the-box))? Would that be too hard?
Logging out, I saw options for KDE and Enlightenment (another very pretty WM). I tried both, and unfortunately, for some reason (written in Spanish), neither worked. Oh well.
I think this is a great way to introduce Spanish-speaking users to Slackware without shocking them with the nasty manual configuration stuff (although the installer is still pure Slackware). That said, I would like to know exactly what the issue is with KDE/Enlightment for future reference. Overall, I think it's a good distribution, and it's certainly given me confidence to try out more involved distributions like Slackware (and maybe even Arch, because that's supposed to just be a harder version of Debian Standard, which I've already used successfully (I guess)). Thanks for the tip, Manuel! I hope you enjoyed this!