Other Distro's ???

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Other Distro's ???

Post#1 by sedstar » 31 Jul 2015, 10:08

is it frowned upon to talk about any other distro's?

i just ask, because my first "all in RAM" experience was "lucid puppy"... then "precise puppy". It introduced me to the "all in RAM" philosophy, and NOW i see a lot of similarities between PORTEUS and PUPPY projects in general...

lot of cheat codes
all in RAM
frugal installs
save file(s) for persistence

i also have and was playing with "Slacko Puppy"... and FatDog64 i tried out on my 64 bit broken hard drive laptop, and its like a corvette!

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there just seems to be a lot of "zen" between the 2 projects, porteus and puppy, is the only reason i ask... the main difference i see so far? is that the puppy distros seem centered on more minimalistic desktop environments, smaller/faster...

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Re: Other Distro's ???

Post#2 by Rava » 20 Aug 2015, 18:54

You sure can chat about any distro here, especially when it comes to live Linux systems.

And sure, in the past Port borrowed quite some stuff from puppy.

Oh, me personally pokes you to check out CorePure64 and TinyCorePure64.

Its modules can be loaded into Porteusl they are also xz compressed, but it uses a different approach to the module creation, you have to follow strict precise rules when creating a new module.

I want to check it out, but for now failed to create the needed palemoon TinyCore module...

But it is amazing how smooth and fast it runs. Sure it uses a very minimalistic X Windowmanager, but pimped that one up graphically quite well! There are flash videos on their site, so you can kinda look at it without even restarting from your running OS!

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/screenshots.html
(Screenshots here are not jpeg but flash!)

Neat one: http://www.tinycorelinux.net/videos/apps.html :Bravo:

Tiny Core Linux
Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system focusing on providing a base system using BusyBox and FLTK, developed by Robert Shingledecker.[3] The distribution is notable for its size (15 MB) and minimalism, with additional functionality provided by extensions.
I still am amazed how small TCL modules are, compared to similar Porteus ones. I still have no clue why that is, maybe I will learn when being able to create a palemoon TCL module following the TCL rules. Nuff said!
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Re: Other Distro's ???

Post#3 by datruche » 30 Jan 2016, 00:18

Rava hav you met 'fifth' webkitFLTK browser? for that one should make you smile.

Thank you for that interesting feedback on TinyCore. Makes me wanna give it a deeper try that could be fun :good:

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Re: Other Distro's ???

Post#4 by francois » 30 Jan 2016, 00:35

@datruche:
How did you stumble on porteus? You have been a long time on arch linux?
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Re: Other Distro's ???

Post#5 by datruche » 30 Jan 2016, 20:06

Rava wrote:Oh, me personally pokes you to check out CorePure64 and TinyCorePure64.

Its modules can be loaded into Porteusl they are also xz compressed, but it uses a different approach to the module creation, you have to follow strict precise rules when creating a new module.

I want to check it out, but for now failed to create the needed palemoon TinyCore module...

But it is amazing how smooth and fast it runs. Sure it uses a very minimalistic X Windowmanager, but pimped that one up graphically quite well! There are flash videos on their site, so you can kinda look at it without even restarting from your running OS!

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/screenshots.html
(Screenshots here are not jpeg but flash!)

Neat one: http://www.tinycorelinux.net/videos/apps.html :Bravo:
True (on a side note vIdeos are ogv no Flash there ;) )
I just tested it, bits less superficialy than I did before. Really felt I met the result of a tender relationship between Assembly (aka Menuet OS) and Modularity (alias Porteus GNU/Linux) --user-centric view speaking.

@françois How I switched to Porteus as (by far)my fav' live OS ? Upon a test of yet another distro.
[My life]
Needed an efficient,, snappy live system for a number of things (like quickly allowing me to work on a very low-pro small laptop and experiment further secure remote workflow). Wished for a change-that-works from the kiss-my ass-always-up-to-date Arch way. Porteus kISS yet polished finition, doc, open-minded forum, and personalized/modularity from the "get it" to "use it", did fit my desires as well as low ressources.

Going with Arch long enough so that I finaly learnt some useful stuff (eg "Since you can't remember everything live why don't you set up some fast and practical --yeah, KISS-- cli information system, dude?"). Gosh, it's been a bit over ten years Arch's my main OS.
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/me thinking: we're on the Programming forum and this thread has little to do here.

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