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    SliTaz - who's installed it?

    I've realized that Arch is not for me. It's WAY too bleeding edge. I'm thinking that I need a new distro. OpenSolaris (which I'm running right now) is nice, but a bit resource-intensive for me. I've used SliTaz as a live CD, and it seems like a nice option. If anyone here has used SliTaz, I'd appreciate answers to the following:

    * Does the SliTaz package manager work well?
    * Is SliTaz as fast as one would expect from a micro-distro?
    * Can you change the user? In the first version of SliTaz, you either had to use root (a bad idea) or deal with the name of "Hacker".
    * Anything you think I should know.

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    I've realized that Arch is not for me. It's WAY too bleeding edge. I'm thinking that I need a new distro. OpenSolaris (which I'm running right now) is nice, but a bit resource-intensive for me. I've used SliTaz as a live CD, and it seems like a nice option. If anyone here has used SliTaz, I'd appreciate answers to the following:

    * Does the SliTaz package manager work well?
    * Is SliTaz as fast as one would expect from a micro-distro?
    * Can you change the user? In the first version of SliTaz, you either had to use root (a bad idea) or deal with the name of "Hacker".
    * Anything you think I should know.
    I have slitaz installed on my laptop it usually uses 50mbs at boot, and is micro small

    The package manager works nice

    You can change the user, you just have to do it the command line way, and just edit the slim.conf in /etc/ file if you want have your user on the slim greeter

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    believe me you will come back again to Arch

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    well, the only bad thing about slitaz is the fact it doesnt have too much software for it in its repo's, but other then that when you get the users made and everything it will fly

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by molom View Post
    Why not try Gentoo?
    i'd rather smash my head into a brick wall.

    if you're gonna do arch or gentoo, why not go all out and do Linux From Scratch? just remember to set aside a few months to get it working right.

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mauud777 View Post
    believe me you will come back again to Arch
    Doubtful. The bleeding edge-ness disturbed me.
    Quote Originally Posted by molom View Post
    Why not try Gentoo?
    I have tried Gentoo. The compiling drove me mad.

    At the moment, I'm not sure what to do. SliTaz is an excellent distro, but I haven't gotten my printer working yet (hplip isn't in the repos) and I'm having trouble with the proprietary NVIDIA drivers.

    What I need is a very lightweight yet stable distro. Any ideas?

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    i'd rather smash my head into a brick wall.

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    Doubtful. What I need is a very lightweight yet stable distro. Any ideas?
    Vector Linux (Light Edition), it will work really nicely and should suit you well, there also is a light version of GoblinX that has fluxbox.

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    Re: SliTaz - who's installed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by molom View Post
    Vector Linux (Light Edition), it will work really nicely and should suit you well, there also is a light version of GoblinX that has fluxbox.
    I'm a former Vector Light beta tester

    The package management annoyed me (I despise slapt-get).

    SliTaz is really quite good. I just need to fix my printer and graphics card...

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