Sorry I haven’t posted an update in a while. I’ve been busy with work and other things.
The Commodore OS turned out to not be all that I expected. The UI was really nice looking but it had a very slow response time. If you followed the other articles on this build you’ll know that I had some beefy components in this system and the UI responsiveness should not have been an issue.
Another thing that bothered me about this version of Linux is the lack of a support community for it. Commodore USA has made it clear on their website that they are not providing any tech support for it. This is fine, as long as there is a community of users in place that could answer questions for new users.
I know that the OS was written specifically for the Commodore 64X. But, you should be able to run it on a decent PC.
My final thoughts on the Commodore OS is that I see this as just another flavor of Linux that will fade into the sunset.
Needless to say I decided to uninstall the Commodore OS and Install Ubuntu. I have used Ubuntu in the past and I think that it is by far the most supported version of Linux out there. The only thing I don’t like with the newer version of Ubuntu is they are not including the Gnome desktop out of the box but rather providing their own version called Unity. This is mainly because I have been so used to the Gnome desktop environment and there is a learning curve (albeit small) to Unity.
Aside from installing Ubuntu in the Desktop I was using for the Commodore OS, I decided to resurrect my girlfriends old Dell Dimension 2200 Laptop and install Ubuntu in that as well. So far that is going pretty good. I am having issues with the Wireless but I’m pretty sure that all I’ll need to do is install the Legacy firmware for the built in Broadcom Wireless adapter.
Until Next Time.