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KEY FEATURES Aurox is a Polish (don't mistake it with polished) Linux distro, originally based on RedHat Linux and now on Fedore Core. The distro is, easy to guess, completely localized for Polish users, but it also delivers great translations for other languages, concentrating on the Central and Eastern European countries.
Supported architectures i386
Minimal hardware requirements For text mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class, 64MB RAM, 620MB HDD. For graphical mode: 400 MHz Pentium-class, 192MB RAM, 620MB HDD
Installer - overall (8) Very mature, internetional installer, offering features both for beginner and expert users. Contains most of the features a modern OS installer should have. The only flaw can be install speed and no separate expert mode.
Package selection (9) Present. Single packages can be selected (ald dependencies resolved)
Predefined package groups (9) Very well-thought package grouping. All package groups incude packaes installed by default and optional ones. The default installation is a desktop system with KDE.
Expert mode install (5) No "expert mode". Some screens (i.e. partitioning) include "advanced" option for non-standard configuration.
Graphical installer (9) Graphical (anaconda) or console based installation.
Installer speed (5) Average speed. Default system installs a little longer than Suse.
Graphical system management (7) Many graphical configuration tools. Most operations can be processed without invoking system console.
Console-based system management (5) Some console tools provided including i.e. network card configuration, etc.
Number of packages (6) Package numer is better than Suse, but not as big as Mandrake or Debian. There are however lots of alternative sources of packages, like, etc.
Package management, automatic dependency resolving (6) Dependency hell is over with the arrival of yum and apt-rpm. Still, some less popular packages can cause problems.
Graphical package management tools (7) There is Synaptic (frontend to APT) and up2date traditional frontend available.
System boot-up speed (5) Average boot-up speed. The boot-up scripts written very properly.
System responsiveness (5) Acceptable sppe and responsiveness, although tere is no special optimizations for either desktop or server use.
Popularity (6) Distro popular in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Spain. Still not very popular anywhere else.
Security focus (4) Security is among Aurox priorities. It's a desktop-oriented OS. Still, a simple firewall is available, along with lots of Fedora apps to enhance system security if needed.
Stability and maturity (4) Aurox is not the most secure distro out there. The releases are quite regular and not considered bug-free.
Does the installer support multiple languages? (9) Fedora installer is pretty well localized, especially for the Eastern/Central European languages.
Is the system localized after installation? (9) System speaks in language selected duringthe installation. Of course not all apps are well-translated, but Aurox-specific ones usually are.
Is manual system localization easy? (5) Additional localization procedures are a little hard to find, but most of the Fedora tricks work in Aurox.
Support for restricted formats (7) Good restricted multimedia support. Most of the codecs are available out-of-the-box. Encrypted DVDs are also supported.
Sagem DSL modem support (8) No eagle-usb packages. Kernel source and manual module compilation is necessary.
Alcatel DSL modem support (8) Like in Sagem, installation process is totally manual. A speedtouch.conf script (tested with FC2 and FC3, maybe works for Aurox) can be also downloaded from to make the process automatic.
ISDN support (5) ISDN drivers and apps are available with default system.
Wireless support (8) Good WiFi support. Native drivers are well supported (clickable installation). Ndsiwrapper is available for Windows-only cards. Aurox also supports Blueconnect - mobile WiFi access offered by Era (download RPM here).

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