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Greetz All
I love Live OpSys. Whether CD or USB they are just so portable and useful, especially for quick access, testing and repairs. So I was pretty excited to see that an old favorite has a spinoff right up my alley - based on Slackware. cool.gif

I will be checking this out in the next few days. Maybe some of you, especially those with laptops and netbooks, will also and report here what your experiences are.

This is an open invitation to do just that. See it here

http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2011121400139OSRL
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There are quite a few of these handy portable OS.
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Used Slacky for quite a bit on my laptop before I went back to Arch, it's a nice portable on the go OS but I did not care for it as a main OS.
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Used Slacky for quite a bit on my laptop before I went back to Arch, it's a nice portable on the go OS but I did not care for it as a main OS.

+1 for Arch smile.gif
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The problem I have with Puppy (and about the only problem), is the GUI. JWM is ugly. It reminds me what Knoppix used before LXDE, not something I'd want to use everyday. I'm also not crazy about the repositories, although I can't really say much as 'Slacky' will use different packages by definition.

I might give this a go over Christmas - I've kinda planned a full Slackware install to my netbook, but I might give this a go first
Edited by chemicalfan - 12/20/11 at 5:22am
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Greetz
Just a lil' caveat here. Please guys, in the hopes of keeping this thread concise and informative this is NOT your opportunity to chime in with the all too typical

"MIne r0x, Yours Sux" crap.

That stuff helps no one but your (apparently) frail ego wink.gif This is not about you but about your ability to help others by reporting your actual experiences with something new and different, not simply listing again your personal bias.

OTOH if you really want to promote your favorite distro then try this out and actually list the things you found better in your fave that this one. Data, not opinions, OK?
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you just killed your own thread. well done. rolleyes.gif

DATA? LOL
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As long as people provide reasons as to why they prefer portable distro A over portable distro B, I don't see why we can't share it.

I love how light Puppy is but I don't like jwm either.
    
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OTOH if you really want to promote your favorite distro then try this out and actually list the things you found better in your fave that this one. Data, not opinions, OK? thumb.gif

What I did not like specifically about Slacko was trying to compile if you do a full install non frugal you have to go with some what I consider big hoops to compile anything. So recommendation there is to do a FRUGAL install it makes it much easier in the end. I also think some of their packages are dated. Sometimes when loading my icons would switch back to default layout vs what I had set.

What I did like about Slacko and what I imagine most do is that it loads right into ram so it is rather snappy on my 1.70ghz 512mb laptop. It's very easy to get a full system going in a matter of minutes.
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