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    Looking for the right distro

    I'm looking for a linux distro that has the following:


    1. Be as light as possible. I won't be using it as my main OS, it's just for testing purposes.
    2. Can be loaded in Virtual Box without installing (Dream Studio allowed this).
    3. Have a UI and automaticaly plugs a USB drive. I had a bad experience mounting/unmounting drives in Ubuntu Server.
    4. Supports python 2/3.
    5. Allows me to write/test my programs.

    If you know any that fits my purposes please let me know.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    The lightest I can think of of the top are puppy linux, crunchbang, or damn small linux.

    Whether any of these support the python you'll need IDK.
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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    Thanks. Precisely what I was looking for.

    Btw, what would you suggest?

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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    SliTaz is also very, very light. Only 30mb.
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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    SliTaz is also very, very light. Only 30mb.
    30mb? Wow, now that is light.

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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    A little less than 35Mb, my bad.
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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    Hi prostudent.

    If you want to go extra hardcore light with still with a GUI, try TinyCore (12Mb).

    Regards.

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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    Personally, I like Puppy. Mainly because it has worked on every system I've thrown it on. Also because they offer different versions, one based on slackware, I believe, another based on ubuntu-lucid(though that might be dated knowledge)

    I think the tiny,small distro market is far more competitive than the feature-full market.

    Even the United States Department of Defense has a lightweight distro.
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    Re: Looking for the right distro

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Even the United States Department of Defense has a lightweight distro.
    WOW! I didn't know that!

    Thanks for the link!

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