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LuninuX OS 11.11 Performance Review, an Elegant Lazy Lion

If Mac OS gives users a single dock to place application shortcuts, LuninuX OS 11.11 offers more: two dock at once. What other advantages?

Perhaps there are many who do not know LuninuX OS. This is reasonable because the OS was formerly named Sn0wl1nuX. Sn0wl1nuX Contrast to Snowlinux which is also one of distro. With that similar reason, Sn0wl1nux renamed LuninuX OS.

LuninuX 11.11 using the latest version of Ubuntu-based Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) and using the GNOME 3.0 desktop environment and Linux kernel 2.6.32. Combined with the modification works of its developers, LuninuX become an elegant and interesting distro from display side.

If at previous editions we’ve discussed about Linux PearOS that has the look of Mac OS style, as well as LuninuX which has a display on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). The code name was created is similar the Lazy Lion.

Distinctive feature of the Mac OS dock is a view which is a collection of applications that are ordered by icons so that it more accessible. At LuninuX included two dock at the bottom and right side (Docky). On the top menu bar, you will find many shortcuts of any additional functions, such as calendars, weather reports, view history, and universal access settings.

Ubuntu like 11.10, LuninuX using Ubiquity installer. This installer allows users to perform the installation, either as a single operating system or with another OS (e.g Windows or other distributions). You can set the drive partitions manually or automatically to divide capacity with another OS.

After installation is complete, LuninuX able to detect most of the latest hardware. Specifically for graphics cards, is still used a generic driver. Nevertheless, the appearance was adequate. Only, you can not optimize the compiz effects. If the graphics card driver detection process does not work, you can download the graphics card driver that came through a link on its Web site, both for AMD and nVidia.

LuninuX also comes complete with an application to meet the needs of everyday computing. One of these applications such as LibreOffice. This application consists of Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress, and Math. Some codecs also been included so you can directly run standard multimedia file.

However, LuninuX not include Synaptic and Software Center. If you want to add, you must first activate it via the command from Terminal.

LuninuX OS 11.11 could be an alternative distro Ubuntu-based desktop with an elegant style of Mac OS. Unfortunately, its performance is a bit heavy, especially on computers with low performance specs.

Specification

type Open-source/free
Installation size 32-bit (1.4 GB), 64-bit (1.6 GB)
site http://www.luninuxos.com/
Recommended specification processor x86 2GHz, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB hard drive, graphics card at least 1024×768 resolution, CD / DVD drive or USB port, internet access.

Two Dock
Dock appearance reminiscent of Mac OS operating system. The difference in LuninuX dock has been modified and displayed on two sides, the bottom and right side (Docky).

See Application
To see which applications are running, you just activate it through the shortcut application laucher at toolbar (tab) Windows.

Shortcut Launcher
Shortcut application launcher located at the top left corner that displays multiple applications have been installed to facilitate the search.

Conclusion

Plus: beautiful design, neat, and elegant; Mac OS display style dock at the bottom and right side; many display options that can be customized

Minus: Does not include Synaptic and the Software Center; performance is rather heavy.

Score Assessment
 - Use of: 4
 - Performance: 3.6
 - Feature: 3.9
 - Price: 5
 - Total Score: 4.06

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