The decision to bring pure Gnome to LuninuX OS in the second release Beta has proved beneficial – you will find many improvements, such as speed, responsiveness, stability and less resource usage. The login prompt is GDM and there are three sessions, Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic, and Gnome Fallback. Many of the applications included is Firefox, Banshee, LibreOffice, Liferea, Gimp, Cairo Dock, Docky, Wine and most of the multimedia plugings. If there is a problem with the autologin for the Live Mode, select a session and type “luninux” as the user name and leave the password blank then login. There are download links below and on the Download page as well. Please try to download it in a few hours. It is being uploaded.
So far the current build of LuninuX OS 12.00 Beta 2 seems very responsive and less resource demanding, take a look at this video of it in VitualBox with 496MB of RAM and 248MB SWAP. Plans have been made to release Beta 2 May 18, 2012.
Little by little this project is coming together, as for now the user guide is partially up-to-date, it is now at revision 12.05, 2012 of May. Additional information will be inserted over the next few months, plus a Wikipedia page will be created to expand the project awareness. As for now take a look at the Guide section of the site a reply any feedback, improvements or suggestions.
I’ve been running LuninuX OS 11.11 on my 10.1 inch Aspire One since i released it back in December, I have notice it slows down a few time after waking up from hibernation and suspension; this has prompted me to start working on an optimized version on LuninuX OS that will require less resources. I will keep this post updated for future ideas that come in mind, but as always feel free to send suggestions. I really like this suggestion “Focus on eyecandy (to get new users), stability (to keep users), and usability (to make users more efficient) without sacrificing speed (of course!” – Vernview