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Old 11-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Mini Linux System Reccommendation


Is there a mini-linux distro with a browser that comes with plugins for Adobe Flash (To Watch Youtube Videos) and support for PDFs and Powerpoint pages. It would also be nice to have a media player for mp3 and wmv files.
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John
 
Old 11-22-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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I don't know about PowerPoint, but I believe for the rest Puppy Linux should be fine.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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I am not a fan of "the cloud", but, in case it serves your purpose, you could consider using Google docs. If that works for you, then all you needs to be able to handle every doc type in the world is a web browser.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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it's not tiny, but comes with all os it out of the box: http://peppermintos.com/
 
Old 11-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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Many things depend on what hardware you have, but beginner friendly and loaded with all you'd need is PCLinuxOS with LXDE. Extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Use OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice for documents, presentations etc.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 05:16 PM   #6
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Posting the hardware would help narrow down a choice.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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I have an old p2 with apache and eyeos as an app. Solves the problem of thin clients, pads/tablets, and minimal systems. You could run Tinycore to access it or just run Tinycore witht he appropriate apps.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:55 AM   #8
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Posting the hardware would help narrow down a choice.
I'm working with an IBM Thinkpad with 10GB HD and 128MB memmory. I installed Damn Small Linux but I can view Youtube videos(It requires Flash) and web pages that are PDF documents.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 03:57 PM   #9
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I'm working with an IBM Thinkpad with 10GB HD and 128MB memmory. I installed Damn Small Linux but I can view Youtube videos(It requires Flash) and web pages that are PDF documents.
it must suit your needs and your hardware: http://crunchbanglinux.org/downloads/statler/alpha-02/
 
Old 11-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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DSL might be able to get working. DSL is a great distro but getting old and unmaintained.

I'd guess you are kind of on the limit with ram but many distro's might be possible if you choose the more modest window managers.

There are some Puppy linux and versions that should work.

See slitaz and austrumi, tinycore, slax or vector.

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2008-a.html

Double the ram and you'd have little issues.

Last edited by jefro; 11-23-2010 at 08:28 PM.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 06:30 PM   #11
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BrowserLinux

BrowserLinux is a fast and small (90 Mb!) Linux distribution for surfing the web.
Web-browser: Firefox 4.0 (bèta 6) or Google Chrome
Flash
PDF-reader
Music Player

http://www.browserlinux.com/
 
Old 11-23-2010, 06:58 PM   #12
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I second browserlinux
just make sure you do a hdd install, not a frugal install
hdd-install=lower-ram use
 
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