A "green" distro of Ubuntu?
geek at uniserve.com
Sun Jul 3 02:44:14 UTC 2011
Quoting Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, 2011-07-02 at 15:59 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
>> Avi wrote:
>> > Richard Owlett wrote:
>> >>> 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
>> > This is partly why I do wish people wouldn't just link directly to the
>> > download page.
>> > The point of DSL is to be a 50MB linux distro. If your definition of
>> > 'small' is smaller than that, it wont suffice.
>> > What size are you looking for?
>> IIRC Win 3.1 was < 15 MB and I consider it "bloated"
> It doubled in size when it became 32 bit you see. Then it doubled again
> at 64 bits. Geoworks is still 16 bit, so it'll fit. <chuckles> Ric
not only is it 16 bit but (statistically) half of the bits are zeroes,
so we don't need to store them, cutting its size neatly in half.
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