SliTaz

Acrimoney …

I have just tried to look at some videos put online by enthusiastic Linux owners. Linux doesn't come with Adobe malware. You have to know how to get it yourself.

So why did the fans put them on Google?

Anyway I just wanted to say that it has the latest Firefox or had the latest Firefox browser on it when I got the disc. It is as fast as a fast thing. A very fast fast thing.

Which just goes to show what you don't need with an operating system. It is made to strict lightness standards Aircraft Engineering of the finest quality. I think it is only 30 KB on a CD so why can't I get it to go onto an old hard disc?

I really want to try it on a P3.
(And then get rid of the P3.)

The team behind the version are all part timers. They'd like to go full time but like all free ware it relies on donations. As might imagine there is no money for them from adverts. It doen't do adverts. Some low key html ads appear on other people's websites but it is by default, free of everything of that nature.

Using a live CD version means you can go anywhare onine and not get knocked off. But it also means you can't save anything, not even bookmarks. (Well, you can make a USB version and save to USB I suppose.)

What I'd do if I was them is get a USB memory make to give me a consignment for free and then seel them with Linux on. Then pay the USB manufacturer from the stuff they do seel. Keeping the debt from the unsold stuff. It means every stick sold would have the latest stuff on it. Consider XP.

That was for sale without a method for running DVDs. And they have only just stopped selling it.

Vista can't be given away. More or less the status quo for Linux too. That's just because nobody producing Linux Distros gives them away with Adobe Flash player. Nor do Microsoft but the difference is that Microsoft is geared to accept new stuff like that easily. And that is why it is a virus magnet too.

The home PC market was originally driven by porn. It is why Adobe produced Flash or at least how they got the market share of video codecs. They give flash reader away. Flash Player it is called. I've no idea how much Flash writing ware costs but they produce the world's most expensive image programme.

They are not in the charity and goodwill towards men business.

Today if you want porn or officeaware then an old computer can be had for anything from free to a few quid. And the alternative fastest beasties will work on them. Once you find out how to get a copy onto your HDD.

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3 thoughts on “SliTaz

  1. I left it running all day and it was still on when I came back from work. Not bad when the previous PSU was cutting out every few minuutes. Which is tghe most likely reason it was going for 10 quid.I bought a coplete innards from that computer fair I mentioned recently. I didn't have to load that, though I did try the graphics card.It's how you find a fault if you suspect hardware. Swap out one piece ata time until you cure it. I suspected a bad board. Then I was fiddling inside whiole it was still running and it started acting-up.So I started waggling the wiring and found it cut out or rebooted as I fiddled.So I put a 150 Watt PSU instead of the 300 Watt one in it. I wasn't expecting much and was cvery pleasantly surprised. So now I have a box that will hold 6 hard drives; all quick release.I've been struggling to see how to load SliTaz to HDD. What a PIT*!Linux will NEVVAH go mainstream.

  2. There are supposed to be several distros on the disc it came on. Lubuntu and Puppy for example but they won't open. Several versions of **** Small Linux won't open too neither but this (standard) version did.From their web site:Originally posted by DSL:

    Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things: * Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD) * Boot from a USB pen drive * Boot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows) * Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install" * Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install * Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram * Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!) * Modularly grow — DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize.

    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/For some reason the scroll doesn't work on the main screen, I have to use the side bar. But there is no excuse for not trying a Linux distro if you have a spare computer with more operating power than a i386.

  3. I just looked up the 386 (for old time's sake) I remember it going out of production but hadn't relaised it had been in production for so long:Originally posted by Wikipedia:

    In May 2006, Intel announced that production of the 80386 would cease at the end of September 2007.Although it has long been obsolete as a personal computer CPU, Intel and others had continued to manufacture the chip for embedded systems. Embedded systems that utilise a 80386 or one of its derivatives are widely used in aerospace technology.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_80386How about that for the aerospace industry?Now you know why Star Wars failed and The Shuttles fell out the sky.And where the blue scream of death came from.

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