A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Ted Wager ted at trufflesdad.plus.com
Sat Jul 2 17:20:23 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-07-02 at 09:49 -0500, 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
> 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)
Whilst not Ubuntu based Slitaz might fill the bill.
Or you could use LFS and build exactly what you want ?
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  Ted Wager
      Using Zorin 5 Linux

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