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Old 02-14-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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what distro is best for me?


hey,

i need a distro that i can boot up on live cd or 1 gig usb stick to easly surf the internet and play flash games on(need wifi drivers), reason why is because the people in my school try to track us on windows. also i can't install anything to my harddrive also im on a pretty crappy 2007 dell inspiron 640m

thanks for your help!
 
Old 02-14-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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I think just about any distro should work for you. If old computers are a problem you might try Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux (DSL). Other than that, I would just try out various distros to see which ones work best on whatever hardware you are using it on.

Good luck!
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #3
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:23 AM   #4
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i tried mint and ubuntu but neither had drivers for my comp and on my other laptop when i got my wireless card working ubuntu and mint didn't come with the flash (codec or driver or w/e its called)
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:35 AM   #5
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You can try PCLinuxOS, maybe the MineMe 2008 edition,
but I think that a full cd is betteer for you
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:13 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tophatmaster View Post
hey,

i need a distro that i can boot up on live cd or 1 gig usb stick to easly surf the internet and play flash games on(need wifi drivers), reason why is because the people in my school try to track us on windows. also i can't install anything to my harddrive also im on a pretty crappy 2007 dell inspiron 640m

thanks for your help!
And what are you doing at school that you're afraid of admins seeing? Any particular reason you can't install to hard drive?
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:17 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by tophatmaster View Post
hey,

i need a distro that i can boot up on live cd or 1 gig usb stick to easly surf the internet and play flash games on(need wifi drivers), reason why is because the people in my school try to track us on windows. also i can't install anything to my harddrive also im on a pretty crappy 2007 dell inspiron 640m

thanks for your help!
Hello tophatmaster.
I think I might have a solution to your problem.
Upon my initial "research" on popular GNU/Linux distros using Google, I came across a "test" where you answer questions about you what you look for in a distro, what type of system you will run it on, hard disk installer or live cd, etc.
So be sure to check out this link:
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/in...firsttime=true

I hope this helps.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:21 AM   #8
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also, keep in mind, school is a place for LEARNING!
Besides, you will have proxies to deal with, boot configurations, suspension if you are caught (you are bypassing their security measures) dude, it is honestly not worth it.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:07 AM   #9
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i can't instal on my hard drive cause i did that last time and when i handed in the laptop they gave the big speal about how partitioning the driv e messes up windows (even though it had no affect on windows) but im band from installing any OSs, i can't even instal apps in windows
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:43 PM   #10
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Sounds like something you really shouldn't be doing to me. You obviously have a history with the school. You're trying to break the rules again. They're probably watching you for a reason, considering your past.

Besides the ethical reasons, NoahT1BM is right.

Additionally, if your school is monitoring what you're doing online, they're probably watching network traffic, so it wouldn't help you anyway.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:36 PM   #11
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thanks (from Vancouver Canada) for all your help guys i'l post again when i got something working
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:39 PM   #12
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Try Elive 1.0
It's light and fast!
 
  


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