Are Premade Modules Different From USM+Conversion?

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Are Premade Modules Different From USM+Conversion?

Post#1 by johnywhy » 13 Apr 2017, 08:17

hi

this page offers:
http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/port ... t/modules/
chromium-55.0.2883.75-i486-1jay.xzm

but i can also find Chromium in USM
chromium-57.0.2987.98-i486-1alien.txz

aside from changes between the different chromium version numbers, is there any advantage to using USM vs Porteus pre-rolled .xzm modules?

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Re: Are Premade Modules Different From USM+Conversion?

Post#2 by Bogomips » 13 Apr 2017, 11:08

^ Assume a browser. In this case supporting Porteus when searching with ducduckgo, as a small donation gotten for every search AFAIK. :)
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Re: Are Premade Modules Different From USM+Conversion?

Post#3 by johnywhy » 13 Apr 2017, 15:51

Bogomips wrote:^ Assume a browser.
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Re: Are Premade Modules Different From USM+Conversion?

Post#4 by Ed_P » 13 Apr 2017, 21:52

johnywhy wrote:aside from changes between the different chromium version numbers, is there any advantage to using USM vs Porteus pre-rolled .xzm modules?
There is a disadvantage with some modules, such as a browser. The Porteus ones have tweaked search engine defaults.

I believe the modules created with the update-chromium command are current versions plus have the Porteus tweaks.
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Re: Are Premade Modules Different From USM+Conversion?

Post#5 by FURRY_NOVA » 15 Apr 2017, 18:40

These are the differences I'm aware of.
  1. As already mentioned. The Porteus browser modules have their default search engine set to DuckDuckGo that includes a "t=porteus" in the URL query. This just helps provide an income donation to Porteus to help support it. Plus DuckDuckGo has more privacy than Google. Thanks to Porteus I've started to use it more than Google now. However, due to difficulty issues, Opera doesn't support this yet as far as I know.
  2. The office modules provided by Porteus, if I remember correctly, are stripped down to half size versions compared to the USM ones. The Porteus ones have excluded libraries that aren't necessary required to be able to run OpenOffice or LibreOffice. Quite good if your pen drive doesn't have much space.
  3. I think the Desktops (CINNAMON, KDE4, LXQt, MATE, XFCE for example) have some minor stuff excluded to keep it light as possible too I think.
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