• Judland's Commodore Blog

  • by judland

These are the ramblings of a happy Commodore computer user since 1983. I cover topics on both the C64 and C128, reviewing my favorite games and applications, as well as share some of my favorite memories from the 8-bit era. If you'd like to read more, you can visit my blog at: http://www.my64.in.nf

Jun
25

Decided to give CommodoreOS Vision a try

This past weekend I decided to download and install the CommodoreOS Vision 64-bit Linux distro on to my Asus Eee Box PC, and I have to say that it was pretty good.

CommodoreOS is a modified build of Linux Mint (which in turn is a based on Ubuntu, which is built from Debian) with special drivers included for the PCs distributed by Commodore USA.

The install on to my Eee Box (a small form-factor “net-top”) went pretty well, and the proprietary AMD drivers - which were included in the “extras” DVD of the distro. - worked well with the video chip set of the PC.

I'm not sure if I'll keep the distro installed, as I still prefer Fedora and KDE. However, the C64 inspired desktop theme was fun to work with and has, in turn, inspired me to see what C64 theme I could create on my Fedora KDE Aspire One netbook.

Has the CommodoreOS distribution motivated me to buy a new model Commodore computer (64x, VIC, or Amiga)? Not at this time - their prices are a little too high for me. But I wish the company well.

If you'd like to see a few screenshots, please feel free to visit the original blog posting on my website here: Blog Entry for 25-Jun-2012

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