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What I am looking to do is have an OS that loads only a program for writing (say maybe Pyroom, or even OpenOffice). Maybe it can connect to the internet, but I'd even be fine if it can't. It would need to be able to save the files to a common drive. I have a Windows 7/8 dual boot desktop pc with plenty of extra harddrive space.
What I'm imagining is basically the bootloader comes up and my options are Windows 7, Windows 8, and [Linux distro], when I click on the third option, it goes right into my word processing/text editing software. If I exit that, the computer just shuts off. An internet connection might be useful just for printing, but not essential. I wouldn't need to access my GPU, or even really my mouse (keyboard would be sufficient)
What do you guys think? I've used a couple of different Linux distros, so I'm familiar with how to do a dual boot and that, but I've never tried tackling anything deeper as of yet. Is what I'm imagining possible? How difficult would it be to pull off?
Thanks guys, I'll check out linux bbq. I've dual booted with Windows before, not worried about that part. I was more just wondering if anyone had done anything like this, or if there was a way to build it from scratch. There's usually a way.
As far as an online solution, they just don't work for me. It's not that I can't use them or anything. I've tried things like Q10, Word, OpenOffice, OneNote, and basically anything in between. I actually frequently use a typewriter and just scan the document in. It's less about that, and more about just this concept that I've had that I want to see enacted. It's been an obsession of mine for years, really. I'm pretty sure Linux is the key.