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8.3from 20 review(s)
Could not get past the password setting screen during install as the rules don't work. It would be better to remove this. I would have loved to have tested it, but I could not come up with a password it would accept, as it didn't matter how long or how many characters, special characters, numbers caps I used, it would not accept it. Even Google's create password failed.
It would be better to remove the password check and just refer users to a good password creation site in the tool tip.
If this should get fixed, I would try again.
UI: AV Linux is a much, much gui improvement over MX 21.3. Icons, layouts, choice of colors and wallpapers are beautifully done.
Installation: The installation process was a breeze and there was no hiccup. Most required infos are consolidated so that there is not a lot of pop ups requesting for infos.
Usage: Menus and options are placed properly. Standard Xfce4 menus but organized properly. Right mouse click menus are nice but seems crowded to me for some reason.
Since I tested this out on VMware, the only issue I have is that the internet is not working. I have gone into networking settings and checked the internet card. The status on it says that it is enabled but for some reason it still cannot reach the internet. I tried enabling dhpcd and it say file is missing (along that line). I tried other internet solutions that people seem to recommend but still no connection. I can't remember too much if other distros that I have come across have an internet problem, especially using VMware. For the time being, I'll wait to see if other people have the same issue as me using VMware.
Not being able to connect to the internet for any distro at this point is a major downer so I can took 3 points off.I know that there are many nic cards out there but I think vmware nic is almost the same for as long as I've used it and there has not being internet issue with it for me for many distros that I have tried out.
The distro is very professional looking and would impress many people to use it. It looks very stable and fast with miminal ram and cpu usage.
As a tool to edit video and audio files AV Linux is brilliant.
I use AV Linux (32 bit) via Ventoy (fantastic USB multiboot tool) so I don't have AV linux installed but just use as a live USB whenever I need to edit some video or audio.
One of the best video editors is Avidemux as it allows you to edit videos without trans coding (unlike Handbrake) which means there is zero loss in picture quality as the file is copied rather than trans coded and it is much much faster than say Handbrake. For example a 500mb file could take perhaps 15-20 mins using Avidemux whereas Handbrake would take several hours for a inferior picture quality.
I highlight Avidemux because it is THAT good, now for sure you can install avidemux on other distros which I have used it on such as Mint and Peppermint, however Avidemux will not be available for all distros and in my experience getting Avidemux to work, even if it can be installed is not always successful because of various issues with dependencies etc.
As far as I am aware AV Linux is the only disto (please correct me if I am wrong) that has a working Avidemux "out of the box".
Having Avidemux as well as all the other useful packages such as Audacity, K3b, xfburn out of the box is brilliant because it means you not, only do you get a properly working package, you don't have to worry whether Avidemux or K3b is available to install or whether the package becomes obsolete.
I have taken steps to not only have AV Linux on my Ventoy live USB but I have also got the AV Linux ISO on Data DVD (those shiny silver discs and also uploaded a copy to the cloud (just in case!)
A big thumbs up to all those who brought us AV linux, MX linux and of course Avidemux!
Pros : Brilliant "Out of the box packages" that are not available elsewhere.
Cons: None for what I use AV linux for!
KL Oxford UK
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