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Old 05-10-2017, 02:47 PM   #46
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You mean me, who on one system keeps 5 different browers open 24/7, plus others as circumstances dictate, plus multples also on as many as 6 other multiboot PCs at once?
My ThinkPad T20 (or T420) with Sid (who's evolved past braking toys) is probably faster than anything you got! ;p
 
Old 05-10-2017, 02:51 PM   #47
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My ThinkPad T20 (or T420) with Sid (who's evolved past braking toys) is probably faster than anything you got! ;p
I have not run 'sid' raw in a long time. When I did there were things that broke from time to time.
VSIDO is SID based and a bit more stable. Sparky Linux is even more stable SID based. I admire the maintainers of both of those greatly, but would not recommend them to someone new to the Linux world unless they really needed something cutting edge. (Then I would recommend Sparky over VSIDO.)

SID and spins are really for those who have been in the water for a while and know how to eat the sharks.
 
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:08 PM   #48
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I have not run 'sid' raw in a long time. ...
VSIDO is SID based and a bit more stable. Sparky Linux is even more stable SID based. I admire the maintainers of both of those greatly, ... recommend Sparky over VSIDO. ...
I remember when things used to brake(.)

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Old 05-10-2017, 03:13 PM   #49
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Xubuntu hands down the best easy2use lightweight distro (and it looks nice), even Ubuntu has it listed as a recommended flavor it.. But use Lubuntu if you want to go super light, as it uses LXDE (whereas Xubuntu uses XFCE) and generic (or "downlow") apps that are lighter in design than the more well known ones..If you want to get serious with using the terminal replace XFCE with i3-wm which is lighter than them all (and pairs nicely with xfce4-appfinder)..

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Old 05-10-2017, 03:18 PM   #50
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Wpeckham I forgot to add a link in my last post at the first sentence in this one: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5708564
 
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I cannot recall the last time anyone broke Puppy or TinyCore (or DSL=Damn Small Linux for that matter).
i think it's also about how their user base defines breakage.
i can think of many situations that ubuntu users (and i mean also those who have been faithful to it for a long time, maybe even devs) would consider breakage, but archlinux users would just shrug: the wiki is there, learn to configure your system.
2 extremes, but i hope you get my drift.

another viewing angle on the same thing:
the more complex your system is ("user-friendly" gui, hiding all system messages ("something went terribly wrong")) - the easier it breaks.
 
Old 05-11-2017, 11:25 AM   #52
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Hello linuxquestions!

Im looking for an easy as in beginner, <lightweight> linux distro, as in a distro where the installer installs
- everything necessary to support all the hardware of my machine
- allows me to select the apps, so does not install any apps by itself
- does not install internet security threats like java or flash.

Which linux should I try? I got a newly bought basic celeron laptop that came with windows 10 home.
You could take a look at MIYO Linux, a Devuan based L/W distro, basically only has Firefox installed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/miyolinux/

Or, take a look at AntiX base version. It does come with quite a few programs, but doesn't include the proverbial kitchen sink.
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
 
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