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I have recently been distro hopping to find the perfect balance of Linux for me. The computer that In the past I used a 450 megahertz P3 processor with 512 megs of ram running CentOS 4.5. I ran that for about a year and a half with no complaints. It seemed fast and rock solid. I will admit I set it up as a samba, ssh and web server so I was not asking a lot of it. I have since then aquired a slightly beefier 1 gig Athlon system with more ram. When I first got it I installed CentOS 5.1 on it...
I've recently received a Debian xfce live CD and it is the most trimmed down live CD that I have ever seen. In fact it almost has nothing on it(Just a file manager and some utilities and a browser that doesn't open). Download all the apps you want, you say. That would be the way to go if I could find the icon or menu item to click on to do the install. Is this just a way of distributing rather expensive drink coasters or is there some special way that is a guarded secret of how to install this OS?...
For a long time I wanted to start keeping records of what I have done and achieved with Linux. I think that this blog will play this role. Had no blogs yet, so that will be my first experience with it. Honestly, I's rather start keeping notes in some *.info text file and would be happy enough, but... Here come 2 reasons:
First of all its quite useful to have some good docs on the web.
And last, but not least - I'd be happy if some other Linux user will benefit from it.