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Old 01-06-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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which linux would work best?


which linux should i use
i have a usb and want to run it from that so i can have a portable OS with all of my documents and programs on it.
i have a 4GB memory stick although it isn't that much on the PC

i have been running Linux Mint on virtual box and got used to it will this go on to a USB easily

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Old 01-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Slax
 
Old 01-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #3
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It depends what features of the OS you want - if you want a full fledged distribution then ye, go for slax however if you just want them documents on there so you can use it as an archive as such then something like DSL (Damn Small Linux) may be the way to go!
 
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Debia Live or Ubuntu
I say Debian Live with persistence
you wanna make a custom one I'll tell you how
 
Old 01-06-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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Debia Live or Ubuntu
I say Debian Live with persistence
you wanna make a custom one I'll tell you how
yes please
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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OH
I was making one and got involved

I make many
you can try any of them
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...usbhdd-779943/
thats a nice one


this ones got a lot of desktops
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...art-1--779053/

heres my downloads too
http://multidistro.com/downloads/current/current.html

but, if you wanna Make a customized Debian live you gotta have Debian installed to HD

hers the true Debian Lives'
note they dont come with flash 10,etc like mine
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/re...e/i386/iso-cd/

tell me exactly what you want and what desktop as I'm making a mini one now
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:16 PM   #7
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i have been running Linux Mint on virtual box and got used to it will this go on to a USB easily
Take a look at
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-lin...-from-windows/
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:40 PM   #8
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tell me exactly what you want and what desktop as I'm making a mini one now
what do you mean by desktop is it a vision of Linux because if it is i would really like Linux Mint 8
i would like Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver 8 if possible and something to read and edit microsoft word, powerpoint and access documents
 
Old 01-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #9
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OH
you need like Openoffice and such huh?
like a office/multimedia type thing?

by Desktop I mean window manager
like
Gnome
KDE
LXDE
XFCE4

those are standard desktops

others are more lite weight like openbox/fluxbox/blackbox,etc

heres some pics of the lite desktops
I made
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...86-53472.shtml

http://linux.softpedia.com/progScree...hot-53472.html
thats fvwm-crystal desktop

heres more from GDR-CD
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...CD-53418.shtml

http://linux.softpedia.com/progScree...hot-53418.html

thats e17, fvwm-crystal, fluxbox,etc

maybe you need a big distro?
Mint uses Gnome or KDE I think
 
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I think you may like PureOS
its based on debian squeeze
http://pureos.org/index.php?lang=english

because their based on both debian and linux live scripts(slax)
the persistent feature is different

PureOS uses persistence the way slax does
meaning you wont have to partition usb,etc

the persistence file(a file of ? size to hold your settings, files, etc)
will be kept inside the PureOS folder

theres a big openoffice version and a smaller version

what do you think?
 
  


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