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Old 12-19-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Why is SliTaz not the biggest thing since sliced bread?


SliTaz < blows me away.
I remember seeing this a while back, but this micro distro keeps blowing me away.

There is an option, to point to web boot, I am sure this has been done before, but with this option I foresee unbelievable opportunities especially in my area where Google fiber has taken root.

Testing at 70Meg/sec download speeds, a SliTaz image could boot any machine in second/s. Windows has their Media Center thing, but there are excellent ~GNU alternatives.

Why limit with licensing? A credit card cd could boot a full GUI with all bells and whistles any could hope for and add modular functions as needed within ~memory.

People should be able to experience the power of Debian, the spirit in machine has transcended licenses and barriers of the like.

So I suppose this is not a question as much as it is a call to arms. Test out SliTaz, get inspired like I am, help develop cool network web boot images /embedded images , to test out.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Quote:
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A credit card cd could boot a full GUI with all bells and whistles any could hope for ...
I don't know ... I can hope for quite a bit.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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Q: "Why is SliTaz not the biggest thing since sliced bread?"
A: Moore's Law. CPU, RAM, storage are super-cheap so it is more time/money/resource effective for most users to simply upgrade their hardware and run a full-featured distro, rather than muck around with micro distros for old computers (in my opinion).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

And I like SliTaz, nothing wrong with it! But for my own personal and business use, I run a full featured distro (Debian with Gnome destkop) on a fast computer.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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70MB/sec? 70Mb/s? In either case it's a minority that can boast that kind of internet connection.

Media Centre is not an OS but a set of multimedia add-on's so it's not really a valid comparison. I also don't get the whole licencing and barriers comments. Sounds more like zealotry which is bound to turn most people off.

This is the first I've heard of SliTaz, and I'm not likely alone so that may answer part of the question. Reading a bit of the site it looks like an interesting project, and I may try it on a couple of older machines I have here.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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I tried it and I liked, however I didnt stick around with it long enough to actually get familiar with it. I remember I couldnt get VLC to install, I couldnt figure out how to get Flashplayer to watch youtube or listen online radio. I couldnt find where to get the codecs to play encripted DVDs and other media files.

I installed it in a Pentium M laptop with 1 GB of ram, Broadcom wireless technology, that was the reason why I switched to a different distro. I guess everybody uses their computer for different pourposes. In my case I use my computer mainly for entertaining, so full size distros make it a little bit easy.

But dont get me wrong I really appreciate all Open Source projects and SliTaz will be great to revive an old computer and put it back online.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Net booting of larger distro's exceed the ram of many common desktops.

Choices used to include www.netboot.me and the old bfo.kernel.org before it was hacked. A user keeps up the old bfo someplace.

NX was a consideration. Boot to a minimal os and use NX to view offsite hosted OS.
 
  


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