Namaste, friends of fine Linux distros, today finally a short review of Hamara Sugam 2.1, the unlucky Indian (not native American) Linux distro that refused so boldly to get installed on my western computer. Well, today the installation went like a dream … and the rest wasn’t bad either.
CONCLUSION: Hamara Linux is The Shit! It’s really adorable in its modesty and light weight appearance. Of course it stands on the shoulder of giants, but which Linux distro in the year 2018 doesn’t? This is again one of those distros, out of the left field and planned for a totally different usage scenario, but it works fantastically for Linux n00bs. For the not-blind sort of Linux n00bs. It’s easy enough, due to its Mate desktop, to be super easy to grasp and work with. If you have experience with Windows and Mac computers, and keep in mind Hamara is neither nor, you shouldn’t have any problems getting homely in this system in a couple days time. As always in Linux it’s not about learning new skills but forgetting old ones! 🙂
Would Orca recommend Hamara? Yes, yes! Would I use it? Nope. Not a fan of Ubuntu here, neither of its corporate owner, Canonical. It seems like Hamara runs a bit faster and more spunky than Mint/Mate, at least on the old MiniMe machine but on my main machine it shouldn’t make any difference. Also I’m a fan of all the Minty goodness, their ideas and user-friendly mindset. If you really wanna stick to basic Ubuntu there’s also Ubuntu Mate but that one I don’t like too much. It’s like a totally over engineered kindergarten and all about the n00bs, as if you were a bunch of brain damaged toddlers.
So, what does Orca really say? Ahem, so if I was forced on gunpoint to use a pure Ubuntu, something as close to the original as possible – but without fukn Gnome3 – I’d go with Hamara Sugam in a heartbeat. For me it has everything I wished for.