[Smaug] Fedora 12 Beta now available

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 15:40:24 PST 2009


Great idea, Peter.  Care to write up something at
http://blueprints.launchpad.net ?  Maybe it will be discussed at the
Lucid UDS in Texas. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-L  The functionality
already exists in Debian.  http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

Grant Bowman
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Peter Belew <abcruzww at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, as you and others have pointed out, stripping down what's
> automatically installed by some distros is a good idea. Even better
> would be a better control over installing the initial packages than
> Ubuntu etc. provide. FreeBSD does a really good job of that, for
> example - a minimal install can be done in a very few minutes, even
> online, and then one can add packages at will .. building them or
> installing binaries.
>
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Peter Belew (abcruzww at gmail.com):
>>
>>> Good points - DSL and Puppy. I need to figure out UpStart and so on ...
>>
>> Just checking:  I hope my point is not lost that you should -not- regard
>> yourself as limited to the likes of Puppy Linux, DamnSmallLinux, and
>> AntiX, for no better reason than having an older CPU and only (say)
>> 128-256 MB -- or even 64 MB -- of total RAM.
>>
>> To the contrary, I was saying that this perception, that midget Linux
>> distributions are the only way to go on older and lower-RAM boxen, is an
>> unfortunate artifact of many Linux users' really, really bad assumption
>> that they are "done" when the distro installer finishes -- that it's
>> not useful and necessary to further tailor what _actually runs_ to meet
>> the owner's needs.
>>
>> So, if one bothers to take charge of _runing what one wants_, instead of
>> just leaving the default installation completely unchanged, exactly the
>> way it shipped out the box, then one can use a broad range of real,
>> non-midget Linux distributions.  And those are (with all due respect to
>> some excellent work on Puppy and kin) a great deal less limiting.



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