[ncolug] Re: small distros

Larry, I don't know what your gurus will suggest to you but recently I moved
over to peppermint for some of the same reasons you stated.  I find it very
fast on even my older machines and I think you might want give it a try.
Another very fast booting system is archbang.  It didn't suit my needs but
maybe it will suit yours.            Tom Pfahler

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:23 PM, nor thern <zboson2003@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> --- On Tue, 5/10/11, DiGioia, Larry <larry.digioia@xxxxxx> wrote:
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> > From: DiGioia, Larry <larry.digioia@xxxxxx>
> > Subject: [ncolug] small distros
> > To: "ncolug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ncolug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 1:55 PM
> > OK guys –  What is the fastest booting
> > small live distro that will give me a browser?  I don’t even care if
> > it’s a text based browser, it just needs to already be
> > there, and working, when it comes up. This needs to be on a
> > flash drive, BTW. All I need to do is authenticate to our
> > Websense, then kill power, and boot my other AV tools, which
> > “assume” web access and have no means of
> > authentication, to get their updates. (Websense will not
> > idle time out on a given IP for about 10 minutes.)  So far I have found
> that (on
> > old machines of course) Knoppix (and variants) are
> > excruciatingly slow on HW detection, Lubuntu isn’t
> > actually very “light…” and Puppy needs me
> > to install a browser, etc.    Larry DiGioia
> > HP
> > Technology ServicesRolls-Royce
> > Energy Systems
> > 105 N. Sandusky St. Mount
> > Vernon, OH 43050
> 2 more
> fast boot , has browser
> http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/index.html
> 32MB
> http://mirror.slitaz.org/iso/cooking/slitaz-cooking.iso
> supposed to boot in ten seconds
> http://xpud.org/download.en.html#tab-1
> http://xpud.googlecode.com/files/xpud-0.9.2.iso 64 MB
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