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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:44 pm 
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This is what people want for their older computers that are not ready to be replaced. Many distros out there are available, this is just one that being downloaded now that looks promising:
http://vectorlinux.com/
There is/are many different configurations, I am downloading the "lite version". Hopefully several users will try out what's available from Vector and report back here.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:27 pm 
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I tried that years ago, I think I still have a older disk at the house somewhere. I never fully installed it to a machine, just a virtual box virtual machine.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:54 pm 
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Interesting!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:07 am 
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Hmmm

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:39 am 
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I, too, would be interested in knowing how Vectorlinux runs on the older Toughbooks.

I know it's already been said, but I prefer to remain upstream so I can stay as high up the kernel development tree and live dangerously on sid. Actually, I've had fixes come out on sid to fix one bug or another way before it trickles down to other distros, more often than break things. These days there are so many Debian derivatives it makes my head spin.

Huge image as case in point:
http://pics.galacticempire.ca/img/misc/debian-dist.jpg

Ubuntu Christian Edition? Muslim Edition? Satanic Edition? :rofl:
My favourite is probably Damn Vulnerable Linux, the intentionally broken distro for training purposes.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:05 am 
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kode-niner wrote:
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the intentionally broken distro for training purposes.



It's just like every version of Windows

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:08 pm 
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Shawn wrote:
kode-niner wrote:
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the intentionally broken distro for training purposes.



It's just like every version of Windows


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:55 am 
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I sent copies of the install to Sadlmkr at Talking Dog Ranch.
The distro should work just fine, however it is not as polished for the newbie(me).
You have to partition your hard drive right off the bat, it does NOT do it for you like Mint, Zorin, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:03 pm 
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I'm at work and have some time to read, and came across another article. This is to make my search easier when I start on Ken's project (more later on that). Here's the article which features 6 distributions, some that sound interesting:
http://www.linux.com/news/software/appl ... 86-and-arm
I played with download feature of the following distribution, and came up with just under 200 mb.
Here's the one from the article, Porteus: http://www.porteus.org/
Porteus was originally named Slax Remix. Porteus is a combination of "portability" and "Proteus", the god of the sea who could change his form. This is a reference to Porteus' flexibility; it weighs in at less than 300MB, and is optimized to run from a USB stick, CD, Compact Flash, or hard disk. It's a great way to get a prefab version of Slackware all ready to go to work. Porteus is a complete linux operating system that is reported as insanely fast which allows you to start up and get online while most other operating systems are left spitting dust. Porteus comes in both 32 & 64 bit and aims to keep on the bleeding edge. You actually "create" your own iso on the download link. It's a menu, choice of 32/64 bit, system type: gui/text, desktop: Razor, Mate, KDE, LXDE, XFCE, Time Zone, Keyboard, Sound Volume, Modules: Web: FireFox/Chrome/Opera, Word Processor: Libre/Abiword, VOIP client: Skype, Drivers: video nVidia/AMD/opensource, Print support, Development Tools. Clicking the download link after choosing your menu items downloads the iso, mine said it was 183 mb but once downloaded and burned, it came in at 197 mb. :salute:
I'll keep you posted. :doh:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:35 pm 
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You will have better luck with that post if you pound it from the top. :D

XFCE was o.k. Here we go again with MATE. Stand by
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Mate on CF-30 MK3 64 bit.......................................................................................................first time was a bad download now it seems to be working better. Heh! hello flicker. :D Close lid/ open lid and no flicker.

Let's try a dual boot.............................................................................................................in [Applications] [Porteus Installer] {password] [toor]

I need to focus...bye for now.

EDIT Blew the dual boot. Must go slower next time. This is not like the Ubuntu/Mint dual boot installer. Answered the question wrong......lost a Mint 17 LMDE install.

That's o.k....lots of different names here.

Need to play around a bit tomorrow.

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