A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Richard Owlett rowlett at pcnetinc.com
Sat Jul 2 18:38:44 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.

Yes, not to its benefit
  1. 2nd link yields 404 error without "contact us" link to
     report problem
  2. searching out correct link yields .iso of ~50MB

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