A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 15:52:10 UTC 2011

2011/7/2 Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>:
> 2011/7/2 Richard Owlett <rowlett at pcnetinc.com>:
>> 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}
> Isn't Gedit simple enough…?
>> 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)
> I would suggest Puppy Linux. It's small and it's fast, since the whole
> operating system is loaded to RAM. The ISO file (version 5.2.5) is
> 127.8 MiB (133.9·10⁶ bytes). Is that small enough?
> I haven't tried it since a year ago or maybe two, but I remember that
> it was very fast back then. Hopefully the new version is fast enough.

Sorry, I forgot to include the link:

> Kind regards
> Johnny Rosenberg
> ジョニー・ローゼンバーグ
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