Hymera Open review

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13 Comments

  1. Hymeria can be an interesting distro but I HATE the design… I hate 3-D dektops, Compiz, KDE4, plasma,the future Gnome3… I like the default Gnome2 two-panels design. So really, I can’t like this eye-candy crap! I’m sorry.

    About LVM and disk encryption, they can be useful for some but not for a ‘normal’ user. Idem for SELinux. Btw, they are rather/often a source of problem for a normal user. But if you’re “the paranoid of the district”… as you want. 😉

    If my PC is stolen? Well, and what? I’m not someone who administer one or more Linux servers for the NSA, the Army, the Department of Defense or something like that, neither a server database for a Swiss bank… lol Of course I just must have saved my documents but I have nothing to hide on my PC.

    The Surveillance Self-Defense site is interesting but ultra-paranoid! But I’m French and live in France…

  2. AFAIK, there is a Hymera English version:
    http://mirror.hymera.it/Hymera-Open-20090910_En.iso

    • Yep, and this review was based on the English version. The issues I drew attention, the localization issues, are supposed to have been fixed in a later release.

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  4. Hymera has its possibilities to be a great destro but until it’s a full English destro I will stay with Arch and Sidux. One thing that is a must have is, stability. I don’t see it in Hymera at this time. Keep working on the great designs,appearance and an all English destro.

  5. Without 64 bit support the distro is a no go. I can understand a one man project not having both a 32 bit and a 64 bit version but not a company like this. There is no excuse for them not to have one. They also need to get their language problem straightened out. Other than that it seems like a well put together distro.

    • I’m not in a position to speak for Hymera, but you can be sure that a 64-bit version is in the works. Pardus is in the same position. With regards to the language (localization) problem, a moderator in their forum said that that has been fixed in a newer release.

  6. Dowloaded 3 times the first DVD iso a few months ago and never booted the installed system, no matter what i did to solve it. I have downloaded this new version they offer and had exactly the same stupid xorg problems because the extremely lousy harware detection Hymera has.
    Every distro i use, even the worst of them boots on my machine but not Hymera.
    (Athlon64 3000+, 1GB, FX5600)

  7. I’d proclaim it a perfect desktop Linux distribution if the installer provided support for setting up LVM and disk encryption, and it came with a graphical firewall client installed and configured.

    Good review, however, I don’t agree with the previous sentences. IMO, LVM and partition encryption is not a key feature to a desktop distribution.

    • You can get away with LVM, but disk encryption is a must-have. It’s a very important component of a computer’s security posture. The major distros, that is, the “original” distros (Debian, Fedora, and Mandriva) all have installers with support for disk encryption. You should spend some time at Surveillance Self-Defense.

      Meanwhile, ponder this: If your PC is ever stolen, what’s going to be standing between your data and the PC’s new “owners?”

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