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Sunshine Theme Above, Moonlight Theme Below
What is Geubuntu?
Geubuntu is a complete and fully functional operative system based on the popular Linux Distribution Ubuntu. Geubuntu, a project started and designed by the Italian artist Luca D.M. (aka TheDarkMaster), is perfect for any Desktop, Laptop PC or even for a Virtual Machine. Geubuntu mixes the power and simplicity of Ubuntu and parts of the Gnome Desktop with the wonder and astonishing eye-candy of Enlightenment DR17.
Geubuntu will be a new experience for any user trying to run a stand-alone E17 Desktop in the past. To know exactly what Enlightenment is, we suggest you visit the Home Page of the project. On the user side, E17 appears as an incredibly nice looking Desktop Shell, composed of a Window Manager, a full set of libraries, a Desktop and a collection of modules and applications. In this stage, Enlightenment alone is not enough to make you desktop fully functional, and it's strange that so many people are especting Enlightenment to become a full Desktop Environment like Gnome, KDE or XFCE.
That's where Geubuntu comes in. Geubuntu completes the missing parts of the E17 Desktop Shell and WM with a certain number of tools and applications from the Gnome Desktop. This is only natural, after all: it would be crazy to believe that E17 should provide a full set of applications based on ETK instead of GTK!
In Geubuntu you can find a classic Ubuntu set of applications mixed with those provided and created from and for E17. You'll experience a finally usable and productive Enlightenment 0.17 Desktop, even if you are a beginner!
Performance and advantages
Enlightenment is a light weight Desktop Shell, so your computer will run at a very high speed with incredible 2D effects, such as animations, fading, shadows and much more. E17 doesn't need a 3D card for all of its effects to run properly and Xcompmgr is provided by default in Geubuntu for you to try out every composite effect (Like real transparencies and shadows) any time you want to. If you find that Xcompmgr doesn't slow down your computer too much, you can even run it as a startup application in Enlightenment. What's incredible about E17 and Xcompmgr is that since they don't need a 3D video card to run perfectly, you will be able to have an astonishing level of eye-candy even on a relatively old computer and even on a Virtual Machine! Ubuntu alone could never provide such beaty without Compiz and a fully working 3D video card.
Geubuntu is designed to become a completely community based OS, with the goal of a better and perfect integration between E17 and Gnome. We need programmers, coders, hackers, anyone able to modify certain aspects of this distro so that it can be a better and less confusing User experience. Geubuntu will always be there to have E17 become easier and much more complete for any user trying it out, even newbyes. A great number of experienced users love and use E17 every day but Geubuntu brings to each user the ease of use typical of a normal Ubuntu distribution in an E17 Desktop Shell, filling some E17 faults with various Gnome tools. As time passes and E17 becomes ever more complete, Geubuntu will just integrate less and less parts of Gnome in E17: this will just speed up your system even more!
My name is Luca De Marini and I'm an Italian designer, I'm not a coder. Geubuntu is a strong idea I and InTiLinux Projects believe in. This idea is now fully blossoming thanks to the new Luna Nuova release (based on Ubuntu 7.10 the Gutsy Gibbon). Every new-comer will be welcome, as long as he can help somehow the project! For that reason too, if you’re not a programmer, click on the Contribute link to know how to help Geubuntu aniway or if you've got questions / problems, feel free to use our forums.
Geubuntu is a project hosted and hatched by the great Italian initiative: InTiLinux Projects. In its space Geubuntu finds the hosting services for this Website, plus its forum and the space to host the distributions, for free, just because InTiLinuX believes in us. The Geubuntu project therefore thanks InTiLinuX so much for its great and constructive initiative.
InTiLinuX Projects has been created by the popular Italian Blog InTiLinuX and provides for free many vital instruments for Open Source programmers out there, such as an svn and trunk set. If you’ve got interesting Italian programs needing the instruments to grow or if you just have an interesting and innovative idea to apply in the Open Source and Gnu / Linux community, than don’t hesitate and visit InTiLinux Projects.
Geubuntu will always come in two flavours, the Sunshine Edition and the Moolight Edition. The core will be the same for both versions, only graphical and design aspects will change from a flavour to the other. Enlightenment, after all, is a creation of artists for artists, so the design aspect is one of the most important one in a distro based on E17. Starting from Luna Nuova, the current Geubuntu version, only one Geubuntu Live CD will be available, with a default Sunshine version in it. Any time, while you're running the Live CD, you'll be able to change the aspect of the distro from Sunshine to Moonlight by pressing a single button, just have a look at the Settings menù from the Panel on the top of the screen
This method for splitting instantly from Sunshine to Moonlight is included already in the previously released Geubuntu Prima Luna debian packages for Ubuntu or Geubuntu 7.04.
E17 is Beta software, it's still in development, so it may segfault for no apparent reason at any time even if it's much more stable than before now and since it is being hard developed it will become ever and ever more stable. This won't make your entire system freeze or shut down, after all. You'll almost always be able to recover E17 (it never happened to me not to be able to recover it), so you're work will be relatively secure and OK, but always rember that E17 is still a beta, so it's impossible for Geubuntu to provide a 100% stable version of this distro until a stable release of E17 happens and that may happen on the first months of 2008.
This is a very resource light version of Ubuntu Linux. Great for new comers and old hacks the same. Picks up the majority of new hardware without issue. It uses all the same core functions as Ubuntu does, so you have Deb package support for updates and new software. Enjoy.
- geubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso (689.6 MB)