Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2008 10:58 UTC, submitted by i386DX
Linux Abandoned Zone reviewed several lightweight Linux distributions, and concluded: "First of all it has to be clear that there's a difference between 'lightweight' and 'lightweight'. Especially Damn Small Linux is very lightweight, but also it's not really usable on 'more recent' systems. It think DSL is perfect for 486 or Pentium 1-based systems but nothing more. At the other side there are Zenwalk and Xubuntu which are pretty heavy lightweight distributions. I think the use of Xfce has something to do with that. All the others are floating between those two extremes."
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RE: pclinuxos
by sbergman27 on Mon 26th May 2008 15:52 UTC in reply to "pclinuxos"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Yeah. I was wondering how long it would take for a PCLinuxOS cheerleader to show up with a tangentially related comment that says "PCLinuxOS is teh best!"

Making a pest of one's self is not a good way to promote a distro.

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RE[2]: pclinuxos
by k.g.stoyanov on Mon 26th May 2008 21:36 in reply to "RE: pclinuxos"
k.g.stoyanov Member since:
2005-07-12

I just said what i think. Disprove me, mr.Malicious.

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RE[3]: pclinuxos
by sbergman27 on Tue 27th May 2008 00:35 in reply to "RE[2]: pclinuxos"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Disprove me, mr.Malicious.

But that would defeat the purpose. I'm not anti-PCLinuxOS. What I am saying is that the Gentoo community, and the Mandrake community before them, learned that it is counterproductive to be too "in your face" all the time with the pride they have in their chosen distros.

I imagine that most of us secretly believe that the distro we use is better than what everyone else uses. But often it is best to express that belief sparingly, and in an understated way, for best effect.

Edited 2008-05-27 00:40 UTC

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