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Sir Prospect
15-01-2010, 07:47 PM
Is there a version of Linux that will basically allow me to access the internet really quickly (Kind of like asus expressgate?) using an USB Wi-Fi Modem. My only problem is the system requirements

-700mhz processor
-184mb ram
-20gb HDD
-Integrated Graphics

Thanks In Advance

Speedy Gonzales
15-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Any version should do it. I tried Mint the other day lol. Took long enough to install the bloody thing, it wasnt funny. After I had installed it, I put the wrong IP in. Then the bloody thing wouldnt change it, no matter what I did. It lasted 5 mins (after I installed it). Then I killed it. So, if you want to go mad, try Mint :p

nedkelly
15-01-2010, 08:34 PM
Puppy is good. Use it all the time as a boot disk.

Renmoo
15-01-2010, 08:39 PM
I would imagine that Damn Small Linux would do the job as well :)

KarameaDave
15-01-2010, 08:41 PM
Damn Small Linux http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
Tiny Core http://www.tinycorelinux.com/
Puppy http://puppylinux.org/main/index.php?file=Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started. htm
Masonux http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/home
The minimal net install of Debian http://www.debian.org/
Tiny Flux http://pcfluxboxos.wikidot.com/tinyflux
Tiny Me http://linux.wikia.com/wiki/TinyMe
Yoper http://www.yoper.com/
Are some possibilities, some will require a decent knowledge of Linux to install
and configure.
I personally use Puppy, but it is happier with 256 MB of ram.

nedkelly
15-01-2010, 08:43 PM
i have had it running on 128

KarameaDave
15-01-2010, 08:45 PM
Puppy will run on that, yes, but much better on 256
(less swap file usage)
but for just browsing it should be fine.

kjaada
16-01-2010, 06:39 AM
I use puppy with firefox and thunderbird on my lappy and one desktop and while they are reasonably old machines I get a boot up time of 23 seconds.Also keep live cd up to date with any changes on my machines so I
have everything on the CD if there is a disaster.

Sir Prospect
16-01-2010, 12:09 PM
Ok, Thanks Guys, Might go try Puppy Linux.

kjaada
16-01-2010, 12:48 PM
Be prepared to think a bit outside the square.I have had linux
for over 10 years but still had a bit of a learning curve with puppy.
Once you get to grips with it it is great.

pkm
16-01-2010, 05:41 PM
Puppylinux is excellent. If it had firefox inbuilt and VLC too itd suit way more people. Im guessing you can simply download the pups and it works.

Yep it takes some workarounds sometimes with slow machines and live cds. Im using SLITAZ right now on a compaq n610 which has no hard drive,til I get a CF and CF IDE adapter.

KarameaDave
16-01-2010, 06:01 PM
There are .pet packages for both VLC player
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43728&sid=2825d4aed9432c09b5288d594e3d4ea7

and Firefox
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=30434

There are also so-called puplets which are remasters of Puppy
which people have created with various packages
http://www.puppylinux.org/main/index.php?file=Puplets%20Archive.txt

as well as Squash file systems which contain various packages and load at bootup

Bear in mind though that the more stuff you put in your Puppy the bigger and
more resource hungry it will become!

pkm
17-01-2010, 02:14 PM
There are .pet packages for both VLC player
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43728&sid=2825d4aed9432c09b5288d594e3d4ea7

and Firefox
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=30434

There are also so-called puplets which are remasters of Puppy
which people have created with various packages
http://www.puppylinux.org/main/index.php?file=Puplets%20Archive.txt

as well as Squash file systems which contain various packages and load at bootup

Bear in mind though that the more stuff you put in your Puppy the bigger and
more resource hungry it will become!

thanks dave I suspected they were somewhere but havent used it in 6months - It looks like I should give it another go.

KarameaDave
17-01-2010, 06:49 PM
No worries.