Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 18th Jun 2012 04:20 UTC
Linux In the past year I've reviewed four lightweight Linuxes for OS News: VectorLinux, Puppy Linux, Lubuntu, and Damn Small Linux. This article compares the four distributions. I invite your comments in response: what are your own experiences with these and competing lightweight distros?
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Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Jun 2012 13:55 UTC
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Why not run something like OpenBSD/FreeBSD

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by gan17 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 14:28 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

My thoughts initially, but I suppose someone looking for a slimmed-down distro (rather than configuring one themselves; Linux, BSD or otherwise) probably wouldn't have the patience to read the documentation for maintaining a BSD install, even though ports and pkg_foo are much simpler in essence.

Edited 2012-06-18 14:29 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

TBH if you are going to go to this amount of effort you already know what you are doing (or one should hope so).

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 04:18 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Probably because BSD is not Linux.
Not really a good reason but I'm guessing it's a pretty likely one.

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