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If any of you think I am concerned about size because you think I want a more capable OS, you have been misled. I am going to have a 60GB Vertex 2 in my laptop/netbook and I want Windows to be the primary OS.
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I'm using Fedora 14 KDE and **** it looks good!
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Okay, that seems pretty damn low. We'll see what other responses I get.

Uhh....Just want a secondary OS with a nice GUI. I will potentially use it for coding in unix.

Ah, maybe too big.
I'm currently just running putty to do my unix coding for school but if having a secondary OS isn't costly to my ssd's size on my netbook, I want to do it.
Greetz
Since Slackware is undeniably the most Unix-like Linux which may be helpful for any serious Unix coding it should be a strong consideration.

Since there are variations of Slackware already available that take little or no space such as ZipSlack, Slax and Slax-Remix it jumps up in consideration or should.

Slax and Slax-Remix are available as LiveCDs utilizing less than 200MB and are easily transferable to USB thumbdrive or hdd with included utilities. They use KDE by default which is often considered the most windows-like DE, especially v3 (default on Slax) as v4 is actually more feature-full than windows gui. If you prefer the more advanced v4 it is easily upgraded. Putty is included by default.

They would cost you nothing but a little time to see if they suit your needs better than anything else. I think they do from what you've specified.

Start HERE to get a glimpse of features and see below for graphic examples.

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Note that there are also numerous boot options including PXE.

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That Slax-Remix also comes with Firefox and has Flash already installed may be frosting on the cake for a lil' R&R when you wish to decompress from all the R&D
Hope this helps
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Thanks everyone. +rep to all who helped.

If you'd like to help me out here, http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...n-hp-dm1z.html , please feel free to do so

But do it quickly as Fedex is bringing it tomorrow and I want to do benches on the stock configuration rather than with my SSD and such.
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*Useful info*
I wondered how long it would take before you posted here
I can't argue with Slackware, although the install is a little daunting (more so than Debian, anyway). But with a harder install comes more control with what goes on your system, and ultimately a saving in space. It's a tradeoff, and this is why VMs were invented (from a 'hobbyist' perspective, anyway).

If we're talking about Unix, I could muddy the water and suggest FreeBSD as a modern day Unix-like distro to try - but I won't
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The best of easy and pretty and BSD - PC-BSD (Version 8.2 just out)
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The best of easy and pretty and BSD - PC-BSD (Version 8.2 just out)
+1

PC-BSD is to FreeBSD, what Sabayon is to Gentoo. The end result quicker and far far easier (albeit not 100% optimum)

Edit: Minimum disk space required is 12Gb, ugh
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If any of you think I am concerned about size because you think I want a more capable OS, you have been misled. I am going to have a 60GB Vertex 2 in my laptop/netbook and I want Windows to be the primary OS.
I have Arch/Windows 7 dual booting on my 64GB ssd.

Arch takes up ~4 of the 15GB I have on my linux partitions and Windows 7 gets the rest. I still have probably 20GB free. That means I have enough room on my hard drive for a new Linux partition. So I’m going to perform full backup, reinitialize and then reinstall all my operating systems.
    
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