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 toomuchtatose on Thu 19th May 2011 08:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by toomuchtatose"
toomuchtatose
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2011-05-15

Just tested out both on vm.

Seems like puppy comes with more applications out of the box, along with codecs, also more user-friendly (for less technical purposes).

Contrastingly, TC feels much more modular and snappy, especially with its "odd" method of retrieving storing and "installing" packages and system directories.

Then comes a problem, I have issues trying to point Grub2 towards TC bootloader to boot automatically from config (and eventually had to manually boot it up), there is also a lack of easy frugal installation facility (I guess it is not a really important feature.)

Puppy in this case has improved (since 2008 when I last used it?) but I hope the boot time can be improved further.

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RE[3]: Comment by toomuchtatose
by tupp on Sat 21st May 2011 08:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by toomuchtatose"
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Seems like puppy comes with more applications out of the box, along with codecs, also more user-friendly (for less technical purposes).

That is correct. As I mentioned, TinyCore lets the user choose the programs to install. That is one of the ways they keep the iso so tiny.


Contrastingly, TC feels much more modular and snappy,

Yes. It is very snappy.


especially with its "odd" method of retrieving storing and "installing" packages and system directories.

"methods" -- plural. There are a few different ways one can set up the "persistence" in TinyCore.


Then comes a problem, I have issues trying to point Grub2 towards TC bootloader to boot automatically from config (and eventually had to manually boot it up),

Well, it sounds like Grub2 is actually your bootloader, not TC. I can't help with Grub2 too much, as I have avoided it. The Grub folks really screwed up the simplicity that was the menu.lst config file in "Grub <2." I guess that's progress!


there is also a lack of easy frugal installation facility (I guess it is not a really important feature.)

TinyCore does have an installer, but it really is unnecessary -- the method of merely dragging the two files to the hd is much easier.

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