A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 19:19:11 UTC 2011


On Sat, 2011-07-02 at 09:13 -0700, JD wrote: 
> On 07/02/2011 08:51 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> In that case you could always go back DOS version 0.0.1
> It could fit on a 360KB floppy.

GeoWorks! That would fit his bill. It's still alive and on the net.
Worked like a charm on my old 286. :) Ric


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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
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