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Old 06-14-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
Zandrews
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Live Distro that Could be used for DEV


I am fairly new to linux and i want to get into some moderate development. I have a 2gig usb drive and i was wondering if there is a live distro out there that i could use for this purpose. That way i could work on things when ever i am at a computer. Any feed back would be helpful, If you guys think the best thing for me to do is just install a distro which one would you all recommend for someone who is new to linux and want to get involved on the development side of things. Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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Basically, suitability for your purpose comes down to two things:

1) does it support your usb thingy
(for i in distros: answer("dunno"))
Knoppix probably does--it supports anything and the kitchen sink

2) does it have the tools you need
SuSE, most notably, doesn't have gcc. I wouldn't know about other programming languages.

I would suspect that a gentoo live cd has a lot of dev tools, but gentoo isn't the most newbie-friendly distro in the world.

In any case, look at the distro package index.

hth --Jonas
 
  


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