A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Richard Owlett rowlett at pcnetinc.com
Sat Jul 2 15:51:02 UTC 2011

JD wrote:
>   On 07/02/2011 07:49 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
>> Though Kermit might disagree, the subject line is ONLY slightly
>> "tongue in cheek".
>> I'm a Windows(tm) user tired of *BLOAT* who remembers vacuum tubes and
>> 026's. An internet acquaintance knowing my needs and perspectives
>> pointed me to Ubuntu as an appropriate version of Linux. I downloaded
>> the .iso of a 'live cd' (10.?) which I found "bloated". The user
>> experience was ok, though I'm not sure if the good features I saw were
>> Ubuntu specific or due to Debian heritage.
>> A *major constraint* is I'm restricted to dial-up access. I understand
>> that connectivity using a USB modem will have it's issues, but that is
>> one time problem. I have very limited access to a wide-band connection
>> at another location with my laptop.
>> The desired distro shall only have:
>> kernel
>> GUI
>> minimal browser
>> simple text editor {notepad suffices for >90% of my needs}
>> what's required to download/update apps
>> the *minimum* of other software to make an operable system
>> The result should be significantly smaller than Win 3.1 {most of which
>> I never used)
> Have you tried DSL (DamnSmallLinux)?
> See http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/download.html
> and scroll down for download sites.

No indication that it's Debian based or compatible.
50 MB is not really small.

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