Linked by Walter Kruse on Thu 8th Jan 2004 06:55 UTC
Linux It seems that I am in some sort of retro-mode. As Linux on the desktop is getting bigger and better, with more apps, more sleek looks (Galaxy, Keramik and Blue Curve for example) and more idiot proof, I am going onto simpler, more condensed stuff. The big distributions are nice, but I really do not need all the applications that come with them all the time.
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DamnSmall and older machines
by John Marranca, Jr on Thu 8th Jan 2004 19:44 UTC

I was a skeptic...that it until Thanksgiving weekend. I downloaded/burned the ISO...and without EVER having used a "Knoppix-like ISO" before, tried it in my 133 MHz Compaq laptop. It was great! The old machine actually seemed fast again (LOL). Even with its 33.6 modem, it handled the web very well. The part that I enjoy most is the ability to save your configurations on a floppy to expedite re-start. But, what I didn't like is that on my version, the online radio worked, but it was "pre-set" to an IP that required braodband connections to listen.

Main distro? No. Handy BACKUP distro? You bet!

John