installing Linux

John G. Heim jheim at
Tue Apr 1 14:39:30 UTC 2014

I'll put in a vote for sonar linux. I have to support debian wheezy for my job so that is what I have on my work machine. But my "emergency" machine is sonar linux. If I mess up my regular machine, I still have the one running sonar. It just works.

On Apr 1, 2014, at 6:21 AM, Kyle wrote:

> Sonar Linux is based on Manjaro, which is easy to use, and gets your
> hardware working out of the box. The installer is somewhat similar to
> Ubuntu's installer. Don't be too put off by the alpha status. The beta
> was being held up because we wanted a package that isn't as forthcoming
> as we had hoped, so we'll probably be releasing the beta in a couple of
> weeks. You can read about it and download final releases of earlier
> versions based on Ubuntu at
> and you can download the latest alpha based on Manjaro at
> If you have a machine with lower resources and need a lightweight
> desktop, a MATE version of Sonar will be released for testing as soon as
> some upcoming accessibility fixes make it into a release, which is
> planned for 1.8.1. Some 1.8.1 packages have already been released with
> the necessary fixes; we're just waiting for the desktop/file manager at
> this point.
> ~Kyle
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