Softpedia is once again proud to introduce a new Linux distribution based on the popular Ubuntu OS from Canonical, this time with a modernized GNOME 2 desktop environment.
Like its developer said on the official website of the project, Descent|OS is an operating system created and designed with simplicity in mind, for people new to computers, for those who want a decent and good-looking Linux distribution to feed their needs.
Even if it's based on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), Descent|OS uses the GNOME 2.32 desktop environment, but prettified and modernized as much as humanly possible, providing a cool mix of old and new technologies.
The desktop of Descent|OS features a single customized panel situated at bottom, and the Docky dock-like app on the left side of the screen.
At the moment, Brian Manderville, the developer of Descent|OS is working very hard on the next major release of the distribution, Descent|OS 3.0, which will be based off of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.
Descent|OS 3.0 will be distributed as Xfce and MATE spins, alongside the existing GNOME version. Mozilla Firefox and a 64-bit edition will also be present.
We will keep you up-to-date with the development of Descent|OS in the near future. Until then, please take a look at our Descent|OS screenshot tour.
I like the idea. I like the name. But there is no MD5 or SHA1 checksum for ISO image, no metalink file, no torrent. These signs warns me that I should not try to download this distro. How can I try it when I cannot download it?
You fork Ubuntu. Check their support for ISO distribution and try to offer a litlle more than just a raw iso image... It is not difficut to create metalink file, file with MD5SUMs, etc.
Descent OS is one of the best from Linux.I began my use of Linux several years ago with Ubuntu,which I found to be excellent.During the past years,I've used a number of distros from Linux,including Mint,Fedora,Ultimate Edition and several others.Ubuntu and Mint always held the top spot in my book,until Descent.I find it tops in ease of use overall.It's highly and easily customizable.I recommend it highly.