A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Richard Owlett rowlett at pcnetinc.com
Sat Jul 2 19:45:03 UTC 2011

Avi wrote:
> Richard Owlett wrote:
>> No indication that it's Debian based or compatible.
> Where did you look?
> Its Debian heritage is mentioned on the front page.
> What do you mean by Debian compatible, though?

Two things:
   1. look and feel - admitedly vague terms
   2. using "Debian" update/dependency protocols
      {I've read enough to I _suspect_ they would be preferable
       to RPM equivalents}
  >Just DFSG friendly?

And "DFSG" means what? ????

> You're not going to get below 50MB if you want to have the whole of
> dpkg as well as the rest of the OS.

And "dpkg" means what? ????

> http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html
>> 50 MB is not really small.
> Nowadays, I'm afraid it is. You'd perhaps be best off looking at one of
> the DIY distros - something like LFS[0]?
> What sort of size are you aiming at?
> http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html

   Tiny Core Linux
     { http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html
     claims fully functional at ~10 MB }

IIRC Win 3.1 had a competitor ~1979 which ran ontop of MS-DOS.

Can't modern *nix do better?

I can not find it at moment, but I believe Ive seen refetrences 
to under 10 MB Linux distros ? ?? ??? ?????

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