Slitaz Linux - Tiny but fierce

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    When someone asks you to name a small Linux distro, under 100MB, names like Puppy and Damn Small Linux come to mind. Now, the featherweight category has another candidate, a 25MB fighter called Slitaz.

    25MB sounds like an awfully little, so it begs a cliche questions: what can you possibly cram into 25MB of space and still maintain a functional distro? Well, the answer is - read on to find out.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/slitaz.html

    Comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Mrk
     
  2. NoIos

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    Thanks for this :thumb:
     
  3. Beavenburt

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    Slitaz is a lovely little distro. Tis my favourite of all the mini distros. There's the odd bug here and there. I couldn't get flash working at all, even after following all advice and workarounds. But generally, it ran sweet as a nut (old British term meaning "well" for our non-brit people) I can see it doing really well once the creases have been ironed out. One to watch.

    I started this thread a few weeks back.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=235248&highlight=slitaz

    Hey Mrk, have you looked at Tinycore yet? Very sweet minute livecd indeed.
     
  4. Meriadoc

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    :) :cool:

    ...shame about wireless, but its not a problem. Looks a really fresh distro.

    edit : loaded into vm, like it alot, clean & fresh, small & fast.
     
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  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Beavenburt, not yet ... Will you believe me I have 42 articles written and waiting for upload and another 77 listed ... Tiny just became 78 ... :)
    Mrk
     
  6. Pedro

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    Yep Slitaz is pretty cool. Longboard also tried it i think.

    PS: don't tell Mrk about Austrumi, mentined in Linux Format..
     
  7. Arup

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    25MB, wonders of Linux will never cease, this will be a boon for old laptops which don't have the horsepower left to run latest OS.
     
  8. Beavenburt

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    I believe you alright. I don't write reviews and such. However, I just can't stop playing. I say to myself right, i'm sticking with Debian and that's that. And then curiousity gets the better of me.
    Tonight it's kde's 4.2.2 INSTALLABLE livecd (which is basically Suse) I just can't resist it.
     
  9. Pedro

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    And whatever you do, don't show him gtk-iptables, included in Austrumi.
    phew :D
     
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    So, If I just replace "sweet as a nut" with "well", then Bob's your Uncle?
     
  11. Beavenburt

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    And Fanny's your Aunt!!!
     
  12. Searching_ _ _

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    It was nice having this Frank and Pat.
     
  13. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And if I write about Austrumi, it will be a feather in my cap and no mistake!
    Mrk
     
  14. Pedro

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    :D i'll give you e-chocolate!
     
  15. cortez

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    Four minutes to get Slitaz up and onto the internet...Amazing for 25 megs or so. I am also impressed with its other offerings too.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  16. Beavenburt

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    Slitaz 2.0 has just been released. I'm going to give it a go later. See if I can get flash working in this release.
     
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