Thursday, March 19, 2009

Testing Xandros Presto instant OS


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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

does it support touchscreen?

Anonymous said...

Does adding application slow down the bootup?

Anonymous said...

Is this only for laptops? will this work on a desktop?

Travis said...

It works on my desktop.

Anonymous said...

Ok I'll give it a try, thanks Travis.

turnselfoff said...

seems they try to emulate the osx way of doing task managing.

as its xfce tho, you should be able to add a more windows like task area. right click on the bar and select "add new item" then look for "task list".

Tysss said...

i installed this to my eee pc 901, and when I press standby (fn + f1) it goes standby. And i can't set up wlan, why?

Tysss said...

I mean that when I try to make new wireless connection, it shows up as a "never". I think that it means that it never uses that connection?

Tysss said...

Oh nevermind, i solved it. I was too used to windows :D

Anonymous said...

Damn download.com it says file corrupted, what a waste of 400mb

Anonymous said...

Tried Tucows same thing corrupted file, goodbye 900mb

Anonymous said...

i installed it on my eee900(second ssd)
everything fine but mic not working

waihung said...

i have the 900 too.
does this OS support the FN hotkeys?

Anonymous said...

Does not work on my 901. I installed it on 2nd SSD (Runcore 16GB) and get an I/O error during boot.
Presto appears but without any options...you don't see anything on the screen but the Presto background image.
So, I can't recommend the Beta-OS for 901! It probably needs some Linux knowledge to get it running.

Galantti said...

with my Hp pavilion dv6827eo vista machine this os startup takes 30sec and it has wlan and my 1200x800 15,4" screen working out of the box.

thou in doesn't have finnish keyboard layout, and non of my volume, wifi, playback buttons work.

but the startuptime is faster than my vista 3mins :D (don't ask how many programs)

Alex said...

It's 3,5 Gigs!?! Thats too much for on my 901. Too bad because the idea is very nice..

wahlau said...

@anonymous with I/O issues:
perhaps this tip will help? http://www.prestomypc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=120&p=278&hilit=901#p278

Anonymous said...

This post on customizing Presto tells how to get open application's icons on the taskbar, as well as other nice things. It fixes some of the things JKK mentioned not liking in his review.

http://www.prestomypc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=168

I have an old laptop and Presto has breathed new life into it. I'm liking it a lot.

Anonymous said...

adding apps DOES NOT slow down presto

Anonymous said...

I have Presto 1.0 installed on my p901 Asus Eeepc.... works very well.

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