A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 16:06:20 UTC 2011

2011/7/2 Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>:
> 2011/7/2 Richard Owlett <rowlett at pcnetinc.com>:
>> 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.
> Then GNU/Linux is definitely not the answer you are looking for, and I
> don't have a clue what is, sorry.
> Kind regards
> Johnny Rosenberg
> ジョニー・ローゼンバーグ

I did some web searching and I found this thread, maybe you'll find it useful:


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