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Old 09-17-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
Ryzol
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Looking for a minimalist distro with good hardware support


I want a distro that has the following attributes:
  1. Supports my hardware with minimal tinkering (it's a laptop)
  2. Comes with very few packages preinstalled
  3. Does not involve lots of compiling
  4. fast
  5. easily supports 32bit programs like WINE, opera, java runtime, flash etc.
  6. stable
  7. doesn't require lots of tinkering
  8. Is well documented.
I recently tried ArchLinux and while I liked it a lot, I had significant difficulty getting those 32bit apps to run and I don't have the time to spend playing with an OS. So what OS should I use?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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1.zenwalk
2.PCfluxboxOS - http://www.mypclinuxos.com/category/pcfluxboxos/
 
Old 09-17-2007, 04:39 AM   #3
jacook
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Xgreen,

thanks I'll have to try it out Always loved PCLOS

RYZOL

Vector Linux
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

BeaFanatIX
http://bea.cabarel.com/

Elive:
http://www.elivecd.org/

Luit Linux
http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/
 
Old 10-14-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
ode
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Yor best bet: Puppylinux
http://puppylinux.org/
 
  


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