[sf-lug] distro advice, please (on low-spec hardware)

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 04:14:11 PST 2007

In addition to Michael's comment, I agree with the approach.  You
could start with something like Ubuntu Minimal (~10MB ISO), and
install only the things you feel are necessary.  Meta-packages like
ubuntu-desktop pull in all sorts of stuff you may not need, like
OpenOffice, Pidgin, etc.

However, you can follow some of the suggestions used here:

And as always, you can roll you own if you like.  Linux is free and
open -- you have the power.  If you don't need a GUI and YouTube, your
kernel+gnubase+bash+lynx+mutt could be all you need to make the most
of a "lean PC"...
Kristian Erik Hermansen

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