[Chugalug] lightweight installs

Ed King chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Fri Dec 7 13:11:03 UTC 2012


My coworker DJ is a puppy fan.  He had Puppy on a flash drive and lost the drive 
while at lunch a few years ago.  I suggested he call Luther and hang up some 
signs to report his lost puppy. 






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From: Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Fri, December 7, 2012 7:21:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] lightweight installs


+1 for Puppy linux
Meuon helped me set up a handful of installs on 800mhz "thin clients" running on 
512mb CF cards back in 2008. I was using them to run a Political Campaign Office 
and had a Spreadsheet, WP app, Email, and Browser, and Skype running on each 
machine. They could network print and over 5,000 campaign calls were placed from 
them using skype.

Not a single crash or Hiccup. 800mhz VIA processors with 256mb ram and a 512mb 
CF card. Pretty Damned Impressive.

Puppy is your friend.


Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon
www.snapfon.com

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phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com



On Dec 7, 2012, at 7:46 PM, DaWorm <daworm at gmail.com> wrote:

I use Xubuntu on me eeepc 900a (atom).  Once you get past the annoying "low 
graphics" warning it runs great.
>On Dec 6, 2012 9:26 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>Have you looked at Puppy Linux? I've used it a little in the past, and it looks 
>like it'd be a near-PERFECT match for your needs. :)
>>
>>
>>On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>
>>I'll be picking up few up few net books an older pc's (firesale prices).
>>>If just me I'd build something with openbox and add asI need.
>>>However most of these will go normal users. Most target os's are based on 
>lxde.
>>>
>>>So which you like peppermint, lubuntu, straight debian?
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