Hybryde Linux is a new distro to me - I haven't used it earlier. Conceptually it appears similar to Ultimate Edition which combines all available apps and desktop environments to a fusion operating system, Hybryde Linux adds to it an element of seamlessly switching across desktops without requiring to log out. Definitely a novel concept for users who quickly get bored off using the same desktop on regular basis. Distrowatch introduces Hybryde Linux as:
Given the interesting background, I was naturally inclined to try it out. Switching between desktops without logging out do seem an appealing concept. Hybryde Linux has its latest release based on Ubuntu 13.04 and excerpts from the release notes are given below:
Hybryde Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution for the desktop. Its most unusual feature is an option to switch rapidly between multiple desktop environments and window manager without logging out - the list includes Enlightenment 17, GNOME 3 (GNOME Shell and GNOME 3 "Fallback" mode), KDE, LXDE, Openbox, Unity, Xfce and FVWM. This is achieved via a highly customisable Hy-menu, which also allows launching applications and configuring the system. All open applications are carried to any of the available desktops. The system offers an interesting way to work fluidly in a multi-desktop environment.
|From Hybryde Fusion 13.04 http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.in|
"After more than five months, we have a new concept: HY-D-V1 which is a new paradigm for the desktop. It works with web technologies. This new version, Hybryde 'Fusion', includes HY-D-V1 which has been created for artists and users who want to transform their desktop into an artistic tool and for those who want to play with graphic effects. That's because Linux users are not merely professionals and because computers are not reserved to business use alone."Hybryde Linux, as of now, only comes as 32-bit pae kernel ISO which very well works on a 64 bit machine. I downloaded the 32-bit installation file (~1.8 GB) for testing. It is comparatively lighter than Ultimate Edition 3.5 (~3.5 GB ISO). Hybryde Linux is based on Ubuntu 13.04 and has the Ubuntu 3.8.0 Linux kernel. I used my Asus K54C with Core i3 2.2 Ghz processor and 2 GB RAM for the test. First I did a live boot and then installed it on my hard drive to use it for a couple of days, for all purposes.