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Greetz

Just a minor FYI. Slax-Remix has become even more epic since it broke from Slax and became Porteus. It's more than a mere name change. In fact it is now -

64bit version available - including Flash
KDE v4 available as well as LXDE
WICD installed by default
KWIN for both nVidia and ATi
and much more
example


Porteus
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kool. should make a fine addition to the live usb recovery i will check it out later today
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anyone else think that videos that show off a distro basically just show off the DE the distro is using...?
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anyone else think that videos that show off a distro basically just show off the DE the distro is using...?
Indeed. That could have been any KDE system.
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anyone else think that videos that show off a distro basically just show off the DE the distro is using...?
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Indeed. That could have been any KDE system.
Greetz
Certainly with perhaps the exception of PXE boot (which I'd wager few here have tried) any video of a distro has little to show in general except for Desktop function. The significance here is that Slax-Remix (now Porteus) is a dedicated Live distro, not merely a crippled preamble to installation, and it runs KDE v4 with eye candy on boxes with very limited resources by today's standards.

It won't run well on my ancient P2 433MHz w/ 256MB so there I use a dual boot between OS/2 v4.5 and Slax-Remix v7 with KDE v 3.5.10. I run Enlightenment E16 in OS/2. However Porteus runs very handily on an old P2 1.6GHz w/ 512MB although I prefer to keep KWin effects to a minimum on it.

Plus, one thing the video can't yet show is the integration of Pacman which is due out soon, which AFAIK will make it the only dedicated Live environment with an Arch package manager.... not my cup of tea, but I expect many here will have an interest.
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