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Old 11-08-2003, 07:15 PM   #1
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Whatz the smallest distro with a decent GUI?

I'm looking for a really small version that containes a decent GUI with a folder menu (kinda like My Computer on WIndows). Any idears?
Old 11-08-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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NOw that I think about it, where can I get and older version or Mandrake or REdhat? ANd will they run faster than the newest versions?
Old 11-08-2003, 07:19 PM   #3
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also, check out gentoo.. ( u can make it fairly small, yet so powerfull.

both are extremely fast...

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Vector Linux 4.0 has a small foot print. Under 650MB full install I believe.
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Depends what you call a decent GUI. There is 2diskX, which is probably the smallest, as it fits on two floppy disks. Then there is BasicLinux with X, which takes up 13MB. But for a complete but lightweight distro nothing beats VectorLinux.
Old 11-16-2003, 04:05 AM   #8
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try damn small linux. it is very small in size (50MB) and is very portable. It is a business card size distro that boot from a cd and uses the fluxbox GUI. You could do an install if you'd like.


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