Originally Posted by K10
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.
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.
to get a glimpse of features and see below for graphic examples.
Note that there are also numerous boot options including PXE.
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