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@linus72... I was going on what you stated. hmm... well, what do you think about my idea then? an installable ISO that installs 2 or 3 distros, and gives the choice at bootup... am I crazy?
For chromium: yes, I've seen it. see my comment a few posts up.
why is chromeos sooo big? after all the HYPE, that this is totally web-apps-centric, why is 2gb needed for an install? the download is over 300MB... and there are distros, like Puppeee, TinyMe2010, that are around 100MB and you don't have to wait for your internet connection to run any of the apps!
it's a good idea Timmi, and I probably will do that
right now I'm compiling the 188.8.131.52 kernels for the arch/slack versions
so I expect about 1st week of september to be ready for the new ones,etc
my install script is not that great though as my Bash is weak dude
I want it to give user choice of grub (or grub2) and lilo
so I have to do that and have it setup /etc/fstab mtab, etc the right way too
basically I need to combine the aspects of the script with the manual-install method
Being that you have a netbook Timmi, and I dont
maybe you could create a system?
why not, its easy dude
whats your strength?
arch,debian,slack,ubuntu or something else?
the chromeos builds are big because it craetes alot of empty space on the usb its like mostly empty...?! *4
1) rotfl I don't think so! I'm too noob for that!
2) in the pages link click on "first" you have the description there with my thoughts on some distros I tried. Asus eeePC 800MHz Celeron, 512MB RAM, 8GB SSD, 1024x600.
3) sounds interesting... I'll have to try it out.
4) forgive my skepticism... but any time my system's bus speed becomes my internet connection speed, I fail to see "progress" in the equation. I believe in online storage for data and pictures (encrypted of course), but not my apps, thank you. (besides, online google docs/apps are not for power users, they're so basics/bare below minimum that they're only for casual/occasional users).
Hey everyone, thought with all the changes in distros/updates, it might be a good idea to update this thread.
TinyMe (minimalistic Unity) still has a serious bug (causing random reboots) that as of mid-2010 still isn't fixed... but if it were it would be a very nice one.
Peppermint OS hasn't changed (same bug where some apps, like disk utility, are taller than the screen they are to fit in, still paid subscription(s) in the cloud apps menu)
EasyPeasy 1.6 / 1.5 based on Ubuntu stll the same as half a year ago... with an ISO of nearly 1GB it seems a little large for small netbooks. but the interface rocks!
Ubuntu Netbook remix now based on 10.10 is heavier than ever. Seems too sluggish for older/slower netbooks.
pcLinuxOs have a Gnome-Zen-Mini version (I'm testing that right now)
JoliCloud 1.1 new version released... boot times are sloooowwww as are shutdown times. This is a major disapointment... plus it is more cloud-centric than ever, making apps slower and modifying options complicated (such as in chrome options).
I'll keep this list updated.
Just remember, we need our of the box support for:
power management, Wi-fi, webcam / microphone, support for multi-media websites like youtube, music radio stations (streaming media), and skype.