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Old 11-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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Fast & ligtweight linux distro


hello guys, i have been thinking about swithing to linux quite alot... however i cant find a good distro...

i am looking for somethink that is extremlly fast and lightweighted... distros like xubuntu,slitaz,archlinux are way too slow i am looking for somethink faster

i can code in c++,java,visual basic and i am willing to learn, it doesnt matter if its user friendly or not...

basicly i would like somethink that is faster then light and doesnt have desktop manager a plain terminal is fine

i have been thinking about gentoo but it doesnt look that fast >{
 
Old 11-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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"How fast is Porteus Linux?" - http://porteus.org/info/porteus-vide...s-linux?-.html
 
Old 11-02-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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i have seen many distros booting faster but i dont need fast booting distro i need fast performance on running tasks ... even if some of them are programs executing java coded scripts in 3D enviroment
 
Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #4
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http://yoper-linux.org/about/ ?
 
Old 11-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #5
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Did you take a look at puppy? It loads into memory.
 
Old 11-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #6
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Did you take a look at puppy? It loads into memory.
thats quite troublesome i need alot of memory for my java apps >{

right now i have only 4gb of ram and cant run more then 5 of the apps on win 7 without explorer
 
Old 11-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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looks promising however very small comunity, i think its barely alive
 
Old 11-03-2011, 12:56 AM   #8
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You will get nothing that is faster than Gentoo, if you use it the right way (except you optimze your system by hand with using LFS). The programs will be compiled specifically for your machine.
 
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #9
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Just curious, what about Arch is slow by default?
 
Old 11-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #10
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Just curious, what about Arch is slow by default?
i dont know how about a well optimized archlinux, but what i seen on comparison of few distros....

in its raw state.. its performing slowly... on basic tasks like encoding,compressing,unpacking,3D rendering and so on...
 
Old 11-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #11
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You will get nothing that is faster than Gentoo, if you use it the right way (except you optimze your system by hand with using LFS). The programs will be compiled specifically for your machine.
i guess thats the only way.... always when u need somethink its best to do it yourself at least theres alot of documentation for linux and winters are long..
 
Old 11-03-2011, 03:50 PM   #12
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very small and fast

I think you have eliminated some excellent choices without testing.
Some puppy flavors are very good, fast, and while they load into memory: they don't take very much.
Other options: TinyCore is very small and provides a desktop. Multicore (from the same site) is TinyCore WITHOUT a desktop, which makes it MONDO small and VERY fast, and fit in even LESS memory!

These are special purpose tools specifically tailored to provide the most bang in the least space. They sound very like the perfect tool for your needs.

My suggestion is to try TinyCore, and if you can get that working record the configuration details and move onto MultiCore for even better performance. While asking for suggestions is the start, FINDING a solution will only come when you TEST those suggestions!
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Once you have done some testing, report back with your results. We will take what you find, and adjust our advice to others.

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FYI and afternote. When I need more than Puppy, Tinycore, or Multicore can provide, I start from DEBIAN Minimal and build what I need. These have never let me down.

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #13
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try slackware with the fluxbox window manager
 
Old 11-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #14
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try slackware with the fluxbox window manager
interesting just one problem... the range of integer values that can be stored in 32 bits is 0 through 4,294,967,295. and my apps are extremly memory heavy.... so this is not an option
 
Old 11-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #15
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slackware can be install without a Xorg there are there has been posts here at lq about how to install a minimal slackware system and there is a 64 bit version if that is what you need.
 
  


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