Searching for applications using the Appstore’s search feature is very slow. Besides the frequent crashes, this is one aspect that also needs work.
After an application has been installed, you are given the option of launching it from the Appstore. Very nice.
Shutter, a screen grab and editing tool, fialed to installed from the Appstore.
An attempt to install it from the command line revealed why. Bug report for this has already been filed. Others will follow.
Though installation of Virtualbox was successful, attempting to run another OS in it failed, even after installing virtualbox-dkms and executing modprobe vboxdrv as root.
What is going to be Comice OS 4 has a bright future ahead, but it obviously still needs a lot of work. David Tavares, the developer, is very open to suggestions, so if you have any good ideas, join the forum and let him know. Better still, grab an installation ISO image from here and test away. Note that only the 64-bit edition has so far been released. If the main download link on that page that points to Sourceforge does not work, use the mirror download link, which you may also access directly from here.
Scree Shots: More screen shots from test installations of Comice OS 4 beta 1.