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Old 05-13-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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hello! linux friends and seniors, i am seeking a help from you all,

i am just a beginner user of linux. previously i had use windows platforms only, but after seeing and using little bit of linux it made a good impression on my life. anyway my question basically one but it has several parts combine.

i have tested linux mint(cinnamon, KDE)- haven't impress a lot though ,KDE interface is very beautiful but it lags for a frequent work.

have also tested UBUNTU( Unity,Gnome)but it didnt impress me, but previous UBUNTU 's have some os lags, but i find 14.04 way faster in boot, though havnt go through full os.

then i tested DEBIAN it really is stable and solid build(it gave some headaches to install, luckly have install only one time)

then i have used PUPPY linux5.7.1- it is light form os , very limited resource intensive os , works flawless solid, boots from pen-drive stays on ram, just a overall package, very satisfied with this one.

i want to know is there any os which is similar like PUPPY LINUX 5.7.1(not the SLAX version or other versions, just the basic one) with better lightweight GUI and have some tools for general networking as KALI linux have as penetration testing tools and also have the option to directly boot to CLI of terminal.

****basically the OS should have lightweight GUI, Package installer, penetration tools, both GUI and CLI options during boot, runs on RAM boot from pendrive, installed os limited size to 1-1.2GB max or less as i want to carry files and os within 2GB pendrive.****

I don't know whether there is any existing OS of my desired choices as there are many OSes and trying each and every os is very impossible so i am seeking your kind helps, hope you all could help me in my quest, and any new suggestions are very welcome.
(please try not to have OSes based on UBUNTU or Slackware-not likeable ones -sorry :-P).

Thank you all
 
Old 05-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Arch linux with Openbox + BlackArch.

But if you thought Debian was a headache to install, this will probably be an impossibility. But worthy of a mention anyway.

This looks nice as well, thought I've never heard of it:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ur-4175504830/

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Old 05-13-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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Lightweight means fits on a cd and is MB in size. At least to me.

Everything from Ubuntu to Mint are DVD distros.

Lightweight

AntiX
Salix
Slitaz
TinyCore
MX-14

All the above fit on CD. Up to you to decide how you like her build.

I even did a Ubuntu 14.04 lightweight Icewm Install

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

and the same can be said for
Slackware
Arch
Debian

also.

All the above can do what Kali does but are not prepackaged like Kali is.
If serious about wanting to learn how Linux works.
Like I did.

Then investigate what I have shown you.

Good luck and Happy trails, Rok
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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thank you for the reply sir @szboardstretcher, yes Debian did some problems during install but rather than that i will try your suggested OSes, even if takes time. i will notify about the outcome, thank you again sir.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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*********"Lightweight means fits on a cd and is MB in size. At least to me.

Everything from Ubuntu to Mint are DVD distros.

Lightweight

AntiX
Salix
Slitaz
TinyCore
MX-14

All the above fit on CD. Up to you to decide how you like her build.

I even did a Ubuntu 14.04 lightweight Icewm Install

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

and the same can be said for
Slackware
Arch
Debian

also.

All the above can do what Kali does but are not prepackaged like Kali is.
If serious about wanting to learn how Linux works.
Like I did.

Then investigate what I have shown you.

Good luck and Happy trails, Rok"*********

thank you sir about this vast info, i will go through these suggested distros, will say the outcomes as soon as i discover about each OSes. thank you again sir@rokytnji.

Last edited by ace_linux; 05-13-2014 at 12:06 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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While this is technically a DVD distro (barely...the ISO is about 750 MB), I found Lubuntu to be a good choice. It's basically Ubuntu, just with a different desktop environment.

If you think you're up for it, you can try to install Arch. It's a fairly advanced to setup, so I would NOT recomment it if you're new to this. If you decide to try it, THE WIKI IS YOUR FRIEND. There is a how-to for almost anything. wiki.archlinux.org I think it would qualify as lightweight because you manually install everything. While that sounds like a hassle, it can have its advantages. You only run what you want to run, there's very little "behind-the-scenes" stuff that comes with it.

Last edited by maples; 05-13-2014 at 02:27 PM.
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:40 PM   #7
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yes @maples sir, you are correct WIKI truly is our info friend, i will follow WIKI's instruction about ARCH install, and for Lubuntu i am not sure as it is based on UBUNTU which bores me a lot, sorry no offense :-P, but anyway if you have suggested i will try that too.
thank you again sir
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #8
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You're welcome!

Just keep in mind that it will be different, and the first install is always the hardest. The first time I installed it, I had a YouTube video open on another computer and followed it.

Good luck!
 
  


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