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Old 10-12-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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I Just booted the Ubuntu LiveCD-5.04. It has a very nice startup display, and when it launches the desktop, it looks pretty good. However; by the time an application loads I might very well be dead. Is there a way to optimize it? Is there a Linux LiveCD distro with the performance of Slax and the features of Ubuntu? (Other than Slax , which I cannot use in the U.S. )
Old 10-12-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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Give a try to Knoppix. Look @ This is the LiveCD distro I recommend.
Old 10-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #3
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Try Puppy Linux - it will run circles around everything else. Cold boot to desktop is a full 30 seconds faster than Windows, Ubuntu - all of them.
Old 11-15-2005, 06:37 PM   #4
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Actually tried out Puppy Linux and
boy is this impressive!! should host an LQ Forum for this just as it already does for
Maybe the LQ powers-that-be consider DSL this an offshoot of Linux From Scratch(LFS) from which Puppy was derived??

In any case, Puppy is compared to other smaller liveCD's at the "Which small distro is best?" section of the PuppyLinuxWiki : FaqPage and at the PuppyLinuxWiki : PuppyComparison page
Old 11-17-2005, 07:20 AM   #5
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You probably need to try some linux live based livecds, like GoblinX, Myah, Loonix and Wolvix, livecds running linux live scripts are faster than others, because of the boot.
You can also rebuild your Slax to include your own modules...


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