Terrible red writing on a black ground on the website. You cannot read a thing!
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Version: 1706 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-07-17 Votes: 6
Just started testing this distro, my first attempt with a Gentoo distro. Stating that it's a "SRC " based distro is a bit of a furfy. It is & it isn't, Redcore has included multiple modes within it's Os. Primarily it provides binary packages using "Sisyphus" command "apt" like package management. But by switching to either " SRC or Mixed Mode" with the "Vasile" command, will give you full access to the Gentoo Portage & Overlay repositories.Using Gentoo will allow building from source. Then you can switch back to Redcore binaries when you like.
It works straight of the Box, Picked up dual GPU (Intel Hd 3000 & radeon Turks 6630M) works perfectly. Like wise my wifi card worked straight of the box. Yes being a brand new Distro, there are bugs to be ironed out. More Binaries need to be added, they will come shortly. But you can always build from source or from Gentoo .Works brilliantly on my Desktop.
The 1 on 1 support on #Redcore @freenode was and is "incredible ". There is also a Facebook group. This Os is Lightning fast, Low on resources. Really throws a punch not only for the ease of setup for a Gentoo base system, and the added installed packages are refreshing, a number of surprise packages that may become the norm in other OSers. This is not an Os to appeal to just Gentoo luddies, but all Linux distro users. A interesting surprise awaits that enter this realm of REDcore. Go, enter & discover a new world of Linux & prosper
Version: 1706 Rating: 3 Date: 2017-07-11 Votes: 0
I was excited at first, but became very disappointed because Redcore would not detect wi-fi. Just like most BSD distros. That's not good here in the 21st Century.
I'm testing this and I am left with a very positive impression so far, Redcore comes with many handy tools out of the box to get you started - and then some extras.
Redcore feels fast and stable and has some unique customisations for LXQt that I have not seen before (I do not know if its Gentoo specific as this is my first time using a Gentoo based distro?), but it does add a nice touch to LXQt.
With Redcore being VERY easy to install, I think many users should try it out, there is plenty of documentation/support from Gentoo forums/wikis.
My only gripe is due to my lack of experience compiling my own software/programmes to install and use, it does have a slight learning curve, however it comes with the software to compile what you want. I just need to learn how to use it properly. So I won't mark Redcore down for this as its not a distro specific issue.
10/10, I would recommend for all user types, beginners and intermediates should try Redcore as it will teach you (and me) a lot.
Finally a romanian distro worth mentioning. Redcore looks like a strong build and promise a lot. I have tested the distribution on Vm and on an old machine and it is working well. Keep up the good work!
I did not use any linux system before Redcore (and its predecessor Kogaion as tester), I am a user, a volunteer tester and I wrote a few articles on the wiki. I just love the system, I could not use another system as easily, I can do everything I did before on windows but much faster ...