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[SLUG] Lightweight distribution
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- Subject: [SLUG] Lightweight distribution
- From: Edwin Humphries <edwinh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:14:53 +1100
- Organization: NetSense Computers
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I'm looking for the right distro to install. I have a couple of laptops
that I don't care if they break, so I can take out to work-sites where
we're doing installations in sometimes less than hospitable circumstances.
1. Because they're old laptops, I need a fairly lightweight
distribution - perhaps based on xfce or Enlightenment or similar.
2. There for things like network configuration & troubleshooting, so
support for media playback is of no consequence.
3. Because so many networks are wireless or hybrid with wireless,
simple wireless support is essential.
It seems to me from the distros I've tried, you can have condition 1
met, or condition 3. But not both - most of the lightweight distros seem
to assume that one is rpepared to spend half-an-hour on each wireless
network setting it up - and whilst I'm not a newbie, I don't really get
off on always doing things the hard way.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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