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PierceNg

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Re: Best Linux
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2020, 09:44:43 am »
I've heard good things about Tiny Core Linux http://www.tinycorelinux.net/.

My ancient Core 2 Duo laptop with 2GB RAM is now too slow for Xubuntu 20.04 and I'll be trying Tiny Core on it.

dbannon

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Re: Best Linux
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2020, 01:49:57 am »
@dbannon - Whats a "snap"? Before I download a version of Ubuntu how do I do a "basic" install?

Snap, Ubuntu's answer to Flatpak, one of several newish models that that have popped up to make installing apps easier. The idea is that instead of distributing a binary (and a desktopfile, icon etc) and listing its dependencies, you bundle your app and everything its might need in terms or libraries etc into Snap, it then depends on a small set of higher level Snaps, maybe a GTK one, maybe a KDS etc. Your app, when it runs, does run, somehow, in a sandbox, its isolated from other apps.  I consider the whole idea to be just a disk and memory eating scheme.

Basic Install. When you run one of the Ubuntu install tools, one of the first things it asks you is "do you want the full install or just the basic one".  You still have to download the full Ubuntu ISO however.

And I think you response to marcov was quite inappropriate.

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Re: Best Linux
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2020, 05:23:38 pm »
And the winner is (IMHO) - Sparkylinux
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