Goodgoat is an easy to use desktop that can run from a bootable cd or it can be installed to the hard drive.
Version: 1.2Goodgoat is an easy to use desktop that can run from a bootable cd or it can be installed to the hard drive.
Operating System: Linux
Goodgoat uses portage to handle updates for the installed version. I started goodgoat as an os for my low cost computer. I thought that the Linux I had created would be useful to other people.
I have hand picked the best of breed applications and left an easy to use desktop. I start with xfce4 which is light weight and easy to use. I added firefox, evolution for email, openoffice and many other applications.
Some highlights of the system is that it has all the regular desktop application, video and audio player, and auto configuration of the network and x windows setup.
For the system administrators I have added iscsi server and client tools. You can run /etc/init.d/iscsi-target start and you are sharing hd0. Goodgoat has qemu which is the poor man's vmware only it works better if you ask me (compressed filesystem).
To install goodgoat all you need to do is install the cd version (iso file) and use the installer in the prefs menu. Some parts of the installer take a few minutes but as long as the firefox circle is spinning you just have to wait until the installer finishes. While you wait you can open a new tab or a new window and browse the web or play one of the many games included in goodgoat.
Why should you use goodgoat? It's fast and everything you need is right at your finger tips. Goodgoat works well on older computers and doesn't need a lot of memory. Goodgoat works with desktops laptops, and wifi.
If you like gentoo all you have to do is install goodgoat and run su -; emerge sync from the xterm and you have a gentoo system. I add a few additional applications that are not included with gentoo and I installed newer applications than gentoo supports by default.
Goodgoat is about as easy to install as it gets. The installer is simple in function and easy to use.