Heeek, hoiw did I miss it till now?

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Heeek, hoiw did I miss it till now?

Postby datruche » 21 Sep 2015, 02:18

Hi !
A GNU/Linux user and even trainer for years, I've been testing various OSes and distros, especialy for small and old boxes [0]. 24 hours ago I've never heard of Porteus.

Now I'm looking for a distro that: On the performance side, could compare to the Arch Linux efficiency on my old Atom netbooks. And on the practical size, for a modular customizable (frugal-)installable distro with copy2ram option for proper use on flash-memory devices.
Heard a guy talking of "Porteus, modulart as Slax, only actively maintained" and went to Distrowatch to check, then to porteus web site. Had a first glimpse at the docs (which, worth to notice, are a pleasure to search and find what I was looking for), then here on a few boards.

Porteus seems more appealing and special than what Distrowatch's Jessie Smith somehow superficial review let imagine [1]. Reviewing a construction tractor with a SUV perspective gives poor result, and so does it for a Formula 1.
Quality and quantity good looking documentation, easy to browse: Whoever is behind it, they're good at the job! As for DW's Jessie, at the very least he could have given the doc [2] a chance (then he could have said there's some broken link [3] ;))
Will test the XFCE edition customized through the super handy builder at handy build.porteus.org

Pardon the brievety, have to sleep to further automatize a set of real-world tests for daily uses amongst various distros, and get critics/help from others.
Also have got that little feeling from a tooth that decided to break yesterday --week end time.

Yo :]

[0] Light and micro Linux (in French) http://sysadmin.lliseil.fr/linux/distribs/leger.php
[1] http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue ... 08#feature
[2] Hey Jessie, here it is for USM http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... 9-usm.html
[3] FAQ "How can I install new programs that are not included in the default Porteus ISO?" » http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... dules.html
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Re: Heeek, hoiw did I miss it till now?

Postby francois » 21 Sep 2015, 02:25

Welcome to porteus forum. Do not hesitate to ask questions.

As for Jessie Smith review, lets say that it was not a gift. But it could be took on the constructive side. :(

Provide us with the pleasure of additional commentaries, once you are more accustomed to porteus. It is good to have a new eye on the work.

The last link that you provided does not work and it relates to ppm the older package manager:
http://www.porteus.org/faq/desktop-faq.html#twelve

The new package manager is called usm. Faq are a little outdated. The reason being that most people ask questions on the forum and do not read the faq.
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Re: Heeek, hoiw did I miss it till now?

Postby datruche » 21 Sep 2015, 10:59

francois wrote:Provide us with the pleasure of additional commentaries, once you are more accustomed to porteus.

Yes I will, most probably. My first move is to test Porteus as it comes on a USB stick. Then to install it on the stick side by side with other distros (Multiboot).

The last link that you provided does not work and it relates to ppm the older package manager:
http://www.porteus.org/faq/desktop-faq.html#twelve

OK. the link for « How can I install new programs that are not included in the default Porteus ISO? » under this point in the FAQ is broken as I said.
The new package manager is called usm. Faq are a little outdated. The reason being that most people ask questions on the forum and do not read the faq.
Hé hé roger and I see the doc for the USM package manager :wink:
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Re: Heeek, hoiw did I miss it till now?

Postby francois » 21 Sep 2015, 18:49

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Re: Heeek, hoiw did I miss it till now?

Postby datruche » 23 Sep 2015, 17:34

Merci francois

For the record (even if only my own) I've added a description to your linnks:
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