Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu, Part 2: Page 3

(Page 3 of 3)

There isn't much I don't like about Sidux. The KDE menus are a bit chaotic- redundant and not as well-organized as they could be. Or maybe I'm spoiled by Kubuntu, which I think does a great job of tidying up KDE.

Don't forget that Sidux is Debian Sid under the hood, which means you don't get security updates, and you may encounter problems with using bleeding-edge packages.

There is a fromiso boot option, which means you can boot directly from the Sidux ISO image on your hard drive, instead of burning it a CD. This is a very fast way to run Sidux without installing it. There are also instructions for installing it to a USB device, and for VirtualBox and QEMU.

The Sidux community is active and growing, with lots of support and good energy. In a couple of weeks of hard use I haven't found any showstoppers, so I give Sidux a big thumbs-up.


Carla Schroder is the author of the Linux Cookbook and the newly-released Linux Networking Cookbook, and is a regular contributor to LinuxPlanet.

This article was first published on LinuxPlanet.com.

Page 3 of 3

Previous Page
1 2 3

Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.