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Old 03-11-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
romei
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I made a nice Feather remaster


Here is a blurb from my webpage at featherweight.dangerousron.com where you can download it and check my forum and stuff.

Featherweight Linux is my Live-CD installable Linux distrobution that I remastered from Feather Linux, which is built on knoppix technology. They are some great people over at Feather and you can find some good documentation there. Their goal is to make a light and fast Linux with a very small footprint that can be installed on USB pen drives and such. My goal is a bit different. I want a full featured Linux that isn't bloated with a kazillion gigs of crap that I'll never use. I want a small footprint that is light and fast, even on older machines, but still carries a knockout punch.

So I took Feather and stripped out a bunch of apps that I never even thought of using. I wanted to make an easy to understand desktop that was compatible and easily configurable with the latest apps being developed, so I removed all of the window managers and installed a minimal KDE 3.3 desktop. I included the most popular internet apps like Firefox, Thunderbird, Gaim, Gftp and Gimp for image processing. It is debian based so I installed Synaptic for easy upgrading and software management. Customizing your own system with the software that you want is only a few clicks away.

In it's current state, the ISO is about 255mb and the HDD install is about 700mb, which is about 1/4 of all the other overweight distros out there. Once you install it, you can install OpenOffice and a bunch of other stuff if you need it, but I just wanted to make a good solid functional base so you can build your own system if you want. Featherweight is intended for novice users with "some" linux experience, intermediate users, and experienced linux users alike. It has a pretty straight forward install but you should know linux and HDD partitioning basics before trying to install it.

I currently have 25GB of bandwidth so I should be ok for a bunch of downloads. I have an application up at ibiblio to have them serve it but I haven't heard anything back yet. So if you want to try it, there it is...

Ron
 
Old 03-12-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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Have you posted this on distrowatch.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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not yet. I currently have an application in with ibiblio.org to serve the iso. I can't afford the bandwidth to do it myself. I've only told my friends in one other forum, and then in this one last night. I got like 50 or 60 downloads and I got shut down for bandwidth. Someone made a donation so I bought 25GB more till I find out of ibiblio will serve the file.

If they do, I'm going to contact distrowatch, but I have to wait till I find more affordable solution than i currently have, or find a sponsor. :-(

Did you try it, and if so, do you like it?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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put it up on sourceforge
 
Old 03-12-2005, 08:18 PM   #5
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Originally posted by romei
not yet. I currently have an application in with ibiblio.org to serve the iso. I can't afford the bandwidth to do it myself. I've only told my friends in one other forum, and then in this one last night. I got like 50 or 60 downloads and I got shut down for bandwidth. Someone made a donation so I bought 25GB more till I find out of ibiblio will serve the file.

If they do, I'm going to contact distrowatch, but I have to wait till I find more affordable solution than i currently have, or find a sponsor. :-(

Did you try it, and if so, do you like it?
I haven't had the chance to try it, but will do so at some point in the coming week. I am interested in learning how to build or remaster a Linux distro, so I definitely will take a look at the work you have done. Try contacting UK mirror service and other mirros so that they can host your iso and you can reduce your bandwith costs.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:17 PM   #6
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put it up on sourceforge
HA!

It's easier to do your taxes with an abacus. I spent about an hour there today reading web pages and following useless links and I still have no idea what they even offer or do. It's almost like a typical Linux HOWTO from 1993. You need a degree in quantum dynamics just to get to an application form.

I got disgusted and left. I'm smart enough to know what people want in a distro and I'm smart enough to build it, but I'll be dipped in doo doo if I can figger out government forms and corporate red tape.
 
  


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