Haze has a new edition out called "Cheesecake" Haze 6.0 which is now Debian based. It looks great,but I could not get the .iso to boot except in "Debug" mode software rendering with no acceleration- from what I can tell it didn't like my video card- Radeon 6450 or Radeon R5 230 by the box name. When I tried to install it it froze when loading the video driver. Apparently- this is a one man show- I've been emailing the "guy" Hasshir and he has responded,but so far only able to run it in Debug mode. It is even more loaded than 5.0 and will be really nice if he can get it going.In the meantime--- waiting!
No wonder it hasn't climbed the charts!
For a distro to be popular, it must be stable enough for virtually anyone to at least boot, having to do so in 'Debug' mode doesn't sound very promising.
That's odd- because it so easy to figure out and operate! I wonder what happened! Did it slip between the cracks? or run out of money?
Yes, kind of like Peach OSI, which had all of the potential in the world to become a Top 50 distro by now, if not further up the ladder. Yet it was their lack of support & having a 'real' forum that dogged the OS more than anything. Peach ran like a rocket on a notebook with only an i3 CPU, likely because it's Xfce based & was loaded with decent, usable software, so much that it surprised me that it's an Xfce distro.
If only they had created an open forum, which would have cost little, as most all Staff, even Administrators & Moderators gets no pay on many forums, the distro would be ranked much higher today. So by censoring the few posts that were created, followed by their statement of letting the Linux community provide support for their distro (a sign of arrogance), the Peach OSI founder shot himself in both feet. The founder of Peach OSI had a great idea & OS, just a poorly executed business plan. Using having to care for a handicapped child, while sad, for an excuse, isn't a valid one in the business world. These distros are a dog eat dog business & the owners has to have forum support for their OS's to survive. Heck, even Zorin OS, which hides behind donation clauses to prevent refunds, at least provides a forum for it's users, and 'donors' gets the same support as those who doesn't pay. I find that a funky way to do business too, yet they're almost always inside the Top 25, so must be doing something right. Was in the Top 10 & let it slip away.
That's why Peach OSI will slowly trickle down the charts until they're gone. Was at #177 for the 12 month period last time I checked, now are rated #196 in the same time span. That's clinging to a position. as once it slips past #277, the party is over. Only if the owner creates a forum where he isn't involved, which I suggested to him w/no reply, will the OS grow. Mint is in the #1 spot & it's founder rarely makes an appearance on the forum. it's the job of the forum's Staff to monitor activity.
If Haze Core OS is going to be noticed, it has to make the needed changes in the OS to make it runnable & have an open discussion forum. Being that it's two years old with little improvement isn't a good sign.
Edited by cat1092, 09 September 2015 - 02:24 AM.