Other than the listed applications above, you will also find the standard GNOME desktop accessories and system utilities. While there are no games installed, there are dozens available for installation in the repository. Upgrade and installation of applications could be achieved from the command line via the apt-get command, or from a graphical interface borrowed from Deepin Linux, another desktop distribution also based on Ubuntu Desktop.
This is the main view of Pear Appstore, Comice OS’s graphical package manager.
By default, the system is configured to check for updates daily, display security updates as soon as they are available and other updates weekly. While security updates are very important, I think that being notified about other updates is important, too. At least that is the way I see it.
While this latest release of Comice OS is much better than the first edition released, there are still problem areas, Though the localization issue that dogged the previous release has been fixed, response to insertion of removable media, or lack of it, is an annoyance. Another minor issues, is that System Settings, the hub for graphical management applications, is not accessible from the user activity indicator. Luckily, you can access it from the Dock.
Comice OS 4 is not a distribution I intend for use on any computer other than my test systems, if you are looking for a user-friendly distribution that uses the GNOME 3 desktop, it is worth a try. I place it in the same category as Deepin Linux and KahelOS.
Resources: You may download an installation image of the 32- and 64-bit editions of Comice OS 4 here. Support questions may be posted on the project’s forum.
Screen Shots: Just one more screen shot from a test installation of Comice OS 4.
This is what the Update window of Pear Appstore look like when the system is up to date.
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