Review: Ark Linux 1.0 Alpha 10.1

Adrift in a sea of difficult Linux distros? Sick of treading water with Windows? Climb aboard Ark Linux and discover smooth sailing!

When you think of Linux, certain names spring to mind: Red Hat, SuSE--even Libranet. But you almost never hear someone say "Hey, did you download the latest version of Ark Linux?" Well, its too bad, because Ark Linux might someday be a viable contender for the Linux desktop crown and it surely deserves some recognition as such at this point. (Note: Though quite well done, Ark is still labeled as "alpha" and should be treated appropriately. If you install it on a machine that contains important data, be sure to back up your data first.)

Included Software

Before we dig into the meat of the review, heres just a sample of what youll find bundled in as part of Ark Linuxs default desktop:

  • OpenOffice.org 1.1
  • Kopete Instant Messenger
  • KDE 3.1.4
  • KMail
  • KNode
  • Konqueror
  • Xine
  • Quanta Plus
  • KSnapshot
  • The Gimp

Want even more than what comes bundled by default on the install CD? No problem-- just download the separate CD full of even more software.

For the rest of the review, click here.