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Most common Linux installation issues when the installation stops or freezes.

Fix Installation Issues

 

We are going to discuss a problem that we are hearing of from time to time with some new user of Linux or Peach. The issue stems from the new user not being able to install Peach OSI onto their computer. Typically I will get an email informing me that something is wrong with Peach OSI and the new user will say something like, “I’ve tried to install Peach OSI Barebones repeatedly and each time the installation hangs during the installation process.” This can be frustrating and if the user is trying to install Peach with Windows or any other operating system the failed installation can render their computer incapable of booting any operating system.

Let me start off by saying that the following may not be true of everyone who has this issue. But something like in 95 of 100 times that I get an email like this – the solution turns out to be what I am going to describe to you below. You need to understand that this failure to install would have happened to you no matter which version of Linux you would have chosen to use. The issue is not a problem with Linux, it usually is a problem with how you have equipped your particular PC. Sometimes you may have unwittingly added some hardware to your PC that cannot be allotted for during the boot process. Let me explain…

If you are having this issue or know of someone who is - click on "Read More" below to continue to the full article.

Death of Ubuntu's Unity and the Ubuntu Phone - What you need to know

Ubuntu 17.04

In this article we here at Peach are going to try to give you the facts about the direction of Ubuntu and their recent decisions to change Ubuntu and how it will or will not effect Peach OSI. As you may or may not realize, Peach uses the XFCE window manager system which, like Gnome, is based on the GTK+ toolkit. Ubuntu has been developing and using the Unity desktop for several years. With that fact known and with the growth of Ubuntu derivatives that give the desktop user an alternative to the Unity desktop, I wonder if derivatives like Peach OSI have played any role in Ubuntu deciding to abandon the Unity desktop? Whether or not that is the truth or not doesn’t really matter at this point because I do look forward to seeing what they (Ubuntu and Canonical), with their resources, do with Gnome 3. Peach users, by in large, should feel confident that Peach OSI will do our best to incorporate any new improvements to our systems as Ubuntu moves forward with their developments as we continue to develop Peach OSI as we always have – with performance, reliability and an eye toward ease of use which was and is the reason that we started this project in the first place. What we are witnessing with Ubuntu is the same that everyone in the Linux development game is experiencing. In order to survive we all have to make decisions that take into consideration the financial aspects of those decisions. The reason that Ubuntu phones and tablets has failed is not that there was not the experience or technology to make it possible but that the public at large would rather not have a free and open source portable platform that has Linux as its OS and as the public often does – it opted out of such research and programs by supporting the status quo.

Need an example?: For the past 5 months we have been working on a flavor of Peach OSI code named Cyborg. Our idea was/is to develop a Peach OS that incorporates our basic OS with Android capabilities, such as Google Play and access to the millions of Apps that are available thereof. We’ve traveled down many pathways to get there, natively installed, virtual machines and emulators – each with its own set of advantages and issues but in the end we are having to scrap the program because of two basic issues. Number one is lack of support for the program and number two is the fact that Google will not give us permission to include any Google made Apps like Google Play, Google Earth, basically anything with the title “Google” even though they openly publish these Apps as “Open Source”. How they get around this is by tagging the open source definition with they reserve the right to allow or disallow “permission” of their applications to only “approved” devices. Taking into their considerations for building Chrome capabilities that more and more allow for Chrome users to install Apps directly with Chrome – this “approval” of specific devices seems to be less important than keeping you – their end user – tied to them for marketing and other profit making purposes.

So in the end it’s really up to you and where you decide to place your trust – and make no mistake – when you give your hard earned dollars either by buying products or making donations you are making a conscious choice of what the future will be. Ubuntu is doing nothing more than swimming down stream with the current because to swim upstream against it would eventually depleat whatever resources are left. If there ever was a time that the community of “Open Source” developers needed your support that time is now. Otherwise I’m afraid that in the near future any innovation or “free” to the public resources will be long gone. Read on to read more about the changes with Ubuntu.

2017 - Top 16 Best Popular Free Linux Games For Installing on Peach OSI

Linux Games Article

Time being what it is - relentlessly moving forward - Linux has had a bad rap in the past when it comes to game play. If you consider that most all of the popular game set top boxes run on one form of Unix or the other - this perception is not deserved. In this article I'm going to give you a condensed review and comparison of 16 Linux games that you should give some serious considerations if you like games and gaming. In order to make this list the game had to rate at least a 7.5 out of 10, it had to be free and each game had to be readily available for download and installation in any Peach OSI distro offering. Each of the 16 games are available from either the Gnome Software Center or the Ubuntu Software Center. (Icon links to both of these software centers are available on the bottom dock of every Peach OSI distro.) In most cases you will have better gameplay with the following games if you install a 64bit version of Peach OSI (suggested Peach distros are: - "Barebones" or "The Works"). Please note that we have made links to video for each of the included 16 Linux games and we have included those videos on one single page. Convention says that placing 16 video links with the graphics thereof on one page is not the best way to create an efficient web page and the next page to our Linux game review may load slowly because of the video pre-loading into the page. But more importantly, I believe that this is a small trade-off in order to keep the continuity and importance of the page. Once the following page loads you will be able to watch an onscreen video of each of the actual 16 games complete with sound so that you can best get a feel for the game. Personally I cannot think of a better way to review a game. Somehow just placing a screen shot of each game did not give a true depiction of the game being reviewed. In order to view each video simply click on the video. Please note that you can also watch each video in full screen mode. There are hundreds - if not thousands - of more Linux compatible games available in the Software Centers available inside Peach OSI. Feel free to comment and add your own favorite Linux games at the bottom of the page. Click "Read More" below to load the entire article.

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