Dreamlinux, currently at verion 2.2, is based on Debian stable. I have had the Live-CD for about a year now, and have installed it before on an old, low-end desktop. I was originally confused with the interface and had a hard time using the system. This time, things were different.
The main difference is due to my lack of understanding of Linux systems, which as of early last year was limited. Thanks to the internet, as well as my LoCo Team, I have learned much more about running Linux. The installer for Dreamlinux is extremely difficult if you are a casual user. The installer requires that you set up partitions and mount points. Now that I have an idea of how this works, I was able to install the system, and have it running in a matter of minutes.
Dreamlinux is made to look like Mac OS X, and it uses Xfce 4. The theme is very Mac-like and it includes the iPox theme for Firefox, which integrates well into the system. Here’s a screenshot:
Dreamlinux 2.2 MMGL (multi-media GL system) comes with many applications. The bar on the bottom of the screenshot is the “Engage” dock, which acts almost the one in Mac OS. The only application missing: a full-blown music player. It was an easy fix, as I quickly installed Rhytmbox, via Synaptic. Dreamlinux also includes software to install (called Easy Installed) various proprietary applications, like Google Earth, Picasa, Adobe Acrobat, ATI/NVIDIA drivers, and others
In my mind, Dreamlinux is a great system. After you get it installed and configured, the rewards are great. This system gets an 8 out of 10 in my opinion. If a different installer was used, perhaps Anaconda or Ubuntu’s installer, this system could reach it’s full potential. Good job Dreamlinux team!
== Update ==
Here’s a link to the Dreamlinux website: http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/