A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 03:41:35 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-07-02 at 22:53 +0300, Janne Jokitalo wrote: 
> On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 03:45:53PM -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> > If the OP is looking to use Linux for controlling devices then there are
> > specialized machine tooling distros. Back when the only money maker at
> > Red Hat was some little outfit in California they bought that had a VERY
> > small Linux distro designed for industrial controls for tooling/
> > industrial robots. I forget the name. It was just a specialized kernel,
> > with some basic I/O compiled into it and a minimal editor to program the
> > controls. They made it open-source and it became widely popular. Ric
> Ahh... yes, then that's a whole 'nother matter. I somehow thought of a desktop
> model.

Oh, adding a desktop will cost the OP many megabytes, plus the overhead
of X11. Scratch the desktop notion. Heck, icons and fonts could easily
add 10mb. "Hunt The Wumpus" = 10k. The choice is easy. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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