Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 16th May 2011 14:21 UTC
Linux How can you run a full range of current applications on older computers, netbooks, thin clients, and mobile devices? One way is to install a lightweight Linux like Puppy, Lubuntu, or Vector Light. Select the distro with the apps that meets your needs while matching your computer's resources.
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RE[2]: Comment by toomuchtatose
by tupp on Tue 17th May 2011 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by toomuchtatose"
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Tiny Core seems to be more minimalistic than Puppy.

With an iso of only 10.5 MB, TinyCore is 1/12th the size of Puppy, yet it has a GUI and a lot of native tools.

While things like web browsing email and word processing can be done with TinyCore, Puppy does those same things in a more polished way.

Huh? TinyCore's repository has almost every web browser that works on Linux: Firefox, Chromium, Opera, Midori, Arora, Links, Elinks, Dillo, etc. TC's repository also contains LibreOffice, Abiword and the KDE and Gnome office applications.

Puppy on the the hand has a fuller featured user interface.

How so?

Puppy's default desktop is JWM (Joe's Window Manager).

JWM was the default desktop on TC, but they switched to a modified version of FLWM (Fast Light Window Manager). The FLWM window buttons behave a little differently, but you have a WIMP setup, with icons in a Wbar dock.

Of course, TC has many other desktops/window managers in the repository: KDE, Gnome, XFCE. JWM, Openbox, Fluxbox, Hackedbox, WindowMaker, IceWM, EvilWM, TinyWM, Windowlab, Wmii, Aewm, Compiz, etc.

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