Running Skype in DoD's Lightweight Portable Security 1.3.4

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  1. Seabord

    Seabord Registered Member

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    Just started using the US DoD's basic distro of Lightweight Portable Security Linux distro, (the one under 200mb without the Office suite).
    http://spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm
    Once loaded, I find it is fast, with great security features (duh). I'm impressed by its clean and functional, lean desktop look and essential functionality, it's ease of use (especially, its automatic wired/wifi adapter & network detection).
    The only thing missing that is essential to me, is Skype.

    I saved the install files to the flashdrive I boot LPS from, for this version of Skype:
    Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux for Debian Lenny.
    (Any suggestions for another version of Skype for Linux?)
    I had installed that version in PuppyLinux before, and it ran well.

    Since LPS loads to RAM only and is non-persistent, I need to work out a step-by-step install process to use for each session, or better, something like a cron job, i.e. a file that I could save to the flashdrive I boot LPS from, and run to install Skype each time I start a session.

    Can someone please help in preparing this on-demand, manual install procedure for Skype in LPS
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    This would make it a distro that is at the same time very secure and very useful for daily phone & browsing use.

    The DoD is welcoming requests from users, but I think it probably would take a great deal of time before they would really add Skype into a remastered distro of LPS. I would really welcome help in making the current LPS version as it is, one that I can use for my regular phone activities, in a way more secure that most other Linux distros (excepting Tor).
     
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