Mini Ubuntu Project (AKA Mubuntu)

Israel israeldahl at
Tue Dec 17 13:27:36 UTC 2013

On 12/17/2013 07:17 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Lars Noodén <lars.nooden at
> <mailto:lars.nooden at>> wrote:
>     On 12/17/2013 02:47 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>     > Note: the name might be change later so don't pay much attention
>     to the
>     > name, but the idea itself :)
>     >
>     > Hello,
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     > Myself and Nio have teamed up to work on this project so I'd
>     like to invite
>     > ANYONE who would like to join us ... he/she is more than welcome
>     to join :)
>     >
>     > Everything should be explained on the above thread.
>     >
>     > If you have any Q, please do ask :)
>     >
>     > Thank you!
>     The level of user this might be targeting would also be able to
>     install
>     the minimal CD, add lubuntu-core plus any specific applications they
>     want.  Maybe this project is better as a short HowTo on the net
>     somewhere or as a short article in some Linux publication.  Have you
>     tried selling the idea as an article to them?
>     Regards,
>     /Lars
>     --
> Hello Lars,
> Myself and guess Nio too are serious to have an installable system
> that should be 'lighter' than Lubuntu and 'more simple' than Lubuntu.
> We might have two versions, one with OBI (One Button Installer) and
> other version. First version will be based on Ubuntu 12.04 and the
> later versions can be based on Ubuntu 14.04 but it is too early for
> that now.
> This project is not meant as a HOWTO, there is an ISO and everything :)
> Thank you!
> -- 
> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
> Best Regards,
> amjjawad <>
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Have you heard of Puppy Linux before?  Barry, the guy who does it has
been toying around with the idea of making a way to convert an ubuntu
install to Puppy style.  I think that would be the best place to go to
do that.  JWM is much lighter than Lubuntu, but it needs to be manually
configured in Ubuntu to even have a panel and window decorations(Puppy
has some really incredible scripts that update the menu, and change the
WM theme).  It also runs inside memory and they have scripts to 'trim
the fat' from packages.  It can run very fast on very old hardware.
I might be worth the effort to get involved with bringing Puppy's
goodies to Ubuntu, so you can make a Lubuntu lighter with a few scripts,
or you can even use JWM if you have an old computer.  I always keep a
copy of Puppy around, it generally weighs in at around 200MB for a
decent install with some extras.

Just a thought...


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