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Seems PL and DSL are the only distros left for older boxes
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Fossil

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2014, 14:06    Post_subject:  

Just tried KolibriOS - Amazing for it's size!
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:31    Post_subject:  

I've just come across this page, which has an extensive listing of the options for someone who needs to have something to run on an old machine. It's well worth a look if you don't mind older distros;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575456

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jacatone

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PostPosted: Mon 05 May 2014, 23:59    Post_subject:  

Wanted to try this LXLE, but it can only be downloaded through bittorent. I use my local library for their free broadband and they don't allow bittorent. Anyone know of a standalone iso download somewhere?
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darry1966

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PostPosted: Tue 06 May 2014, 04:45    Post_subject:  

How about Wattos - has anyone tried it?
http://www.planetwatt.com/
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 06 May 2014, 05:52    Post_subject:  

darry1966 wrote:
How about Wattos - has anyone tried it?
http://www.planetwatt.com/


I haven't tried the latest one, but I did try the last release (7.0) and it was OK except that I had trouble downloading additional software.

It's a good choice for a lightweight Ubuntu based distro, and quite nice-looking, but if you want to extend it I think you need to know how mirrors work (which I don't).

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darry1966

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PostPosted: Tue 06 May 2014, 07:58    Post_subject:  

You can edit apt sources list using an apt sources list generator site there is one for Debian and one for Ubuntu from which Wattos is based - example below, I would imagine it works with Wattos

http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/
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darry1966

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PostPosted: Tue 06 May 2014, 08:02    Post_subject:  

By the way I forgot to mention slackware based Absolute Linux which is pretty solid, I have used it along with Vector Linux.

http://www.absolutelinux.org/
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 06 May 2014, 10:07    Post_subject:  

darry1966 wrote:
You can edit apt sources list using an apt sources list generator site there is one for Debian and one for Ubuntu from which Wattos is based - example below, I would imagine it works with Wattos

http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/


Thanks, I'll make a note of that one.

Cheers,

CP .

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darry1966

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PostPosted: Tue 13 May 2014, 22:04    Post_subject:  

By the way Colonel Panic WattOS has changed bases to debian
according to distrowatch:
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"Ron Ropp has announced the release of wattOS R8, a set of minimalist Debian-based distributions with a choice of LXDE, MATE or Openbox desktop user interfaces: "The wattOS team is pleased to announce the release of the new version of wattOS - release 8 - (also known as RCool. After 5 years of being an Ubuntu-based distro, we have made the change to Debian. Specifically Debian 'Wheezy' as the base, with some backports thrown in (for example a newer kernel), and in a couple of small places a little 'Jessie' where warranted. But for the most part, its Debian 'Wheezy' as a base to build from. The additional tweaks include the addition of the expected things to make it easy to use as a live CD or install CD. So a reasonably complete desktop for all editions that includes things like support for multiple wireless chipsets, Flash inclusion, printing support...."
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