Configuring the system after it booted was fairly simple, again because of xadmin. The installation book suggests rebuilding the kernel after rebooting, which I needed to do anyway, as I wanted PPP support. However, the book did not mention which packages needed to be installed to build the kernel. After installing the compiler and the assembler, I had to fix some of the links to header files used by kernel sources. With the kernel rebuilt I set up PPP and used xadmin to configure my network information with no problems.
I configured Linux Universe to use XDM. When the system booted, the root window displayed a commercial looking Linux Universe Logo. The default xsession is also set up well. It uses fvwm, and comes up with a utility toolbar down the right side of the screen. Using Linux Universe with the defaults for the user I created went smoothly.
It is difficult to see exactly which sets of users benefit the most from Linux Universe. For beginners, it's is probably not the right choice. The snags during installation and the lack of hard bound documentation would be overwhelming. For beginners I would recommend a more “plug and play” distribution, such as Yggdrasil. For the intermediate to expert users, or users looking for easy Internet access, I would stick to other distributions as well, such as Slackware. Linux Universe seems best suited for an intermediate user who wants an easily administered Linux system, but is knowledgeable enough to handle problems when they arise.
Christopher Boscolo (firstname.lastname@example.org) orks as a Lead Software Engineer for NeoPath, where he is working on the AutoPap 300 Automatic Pap Screener System. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Christopher has been using Linux for over two years as a development platform for network management package.
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