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Old 08-09-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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Pros and Cons: Puppy Linux vs. Slax


I've been researching around for a while, and now plan on putting a Live USB version of Linux on an HP 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive. Seeing as how with that much space, I have no real space problems, I now have an incredibly hard time of choosing which distribution to put on it.

I am looking for something focusing on ease of use, speed, and compatibility with a wide range of programs.

I was wondering which Live USB distribution you guys would suggest using, and why. (I've been leaning towards Puppy or Slax, but not in any extreme way.)
 
Old 08-10-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Evicous!

Now, 8 gb usb you could go multidistro, play with alot all at once

I would suggest BrowserLinux(puplet), Tinycore, PMagic 4.4(tools), Sidux, GRML, Fedora11 lxde
and many more

How many you wanna put on there?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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Puppy would be your best choice.
It's fast, ease of use, lots of software, you can use it as rescue usb,
great hardware recognition ....

If you don't like it, just use another distro until you find what you like.
You need to use it and work with it, so only you can decide.

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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How many you wanna put on there?
Probably two or three, but I'll decide that once I a clearer idea of exactly what I want with it.

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Puppy would be your best choice.
It's fast, ease of use, lots of software, you can use it as rescue usb,
great hardware recognition ....

If you don't like it, just use another distro until you find what you like.
You need to use it and work with it, so only you can decide.
I guess I'll try Puppy first, then.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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If you want I can provide my syslinux.cfg/grub menu.lst menu templates for the distro's I run from usb
I split them up into sub menus either with or without graphical menus too

let me know which ones your gonna start with
 
  


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