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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by chorizo » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:31 pm

http://obarun.org/index.html
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by machinebacon » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:37 pm

http://t2-project.org/

The T2 project is the built-kit behind Puppy Linux - http://barryk.org/t2/
Needs a lot of tweaking to make it work. I recommend playing with it at lonely winter nights.
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Unread post by wuxmedia » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:34 pm

^ It's been going long enough. since 2004! :)
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Haiku

Unread post by noo_b_nomnoms » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:32 am

Haiku OS is a neat little system, but there are still quite a few bugs to work out.
Their browser- Web Positive- is almost fully functional. It doesn't have flash support, but plays html5.
They've also ported Qupzilla, Netsurf, and Links.
They have a few games, and a lot of multimedia software- including VLC.
They have some interesting software. They have their own p2p network, a software installer,a package manager, and some interesting graphics software as well.
I can use my Linux drives from Haiku. It's not surprising since a lot of Linux (and BSD) software is available in the repos.
Like I said before, though, it is still a bit buggy. I can do a lot more with it than I could two years ago, but there have also been a few forced reboots.
Still, I have to say I'm impressed in the improvements they've made over the last six months.
Barring any major hangups, I would not be surprised to see a beta release within the next six months to a year.

*EDIT* I should add that the hangups seem to be software related, and could have more to do with poor software development or bad porting of the software from Linux or BSD. I have had 12 hours uptime on this system doing basic file work, listening to music, and browsing, so the system is usable for your everyday (non-production) use.
I think they could use any of you guys and they would probably be beta in a month at most.
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Re: WTH is an Invalid Signature in GRUB?

Unread post by pidsley » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:53 pm

Nice review. Thank you.

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:07 pm

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by bones » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:18 am

Riced-out Gentoo spin with twm, you say?

How about CloverOS?

https://cloveros.ga/

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by franksinistra » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:34 am

^ That website looks like a big no no to me, half a megabyte for a full blown ttf.... :(
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by ChefIronBelly » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:20 am

Slax is back "This time, Slax uses Debian stretch as its base"

https://www.slax.org/en/blog/24273-Prop ... ement.html
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by ChefIronBelly » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:37 am

Lightweight justice for your single-board computer

http://dietpi.com
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by pidsley » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:13 pm

^ Thanks. Bookmarked for when I have time to try it on my rpi.

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:23 pm

cool, might get it on with a reinstall of my pi.
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by franksinistra » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:04 pm

Y'all might like this

https://github.com/ReturnInfinity/BareMetal-OS

Not a distro of course, but it has a rudimentary coreutils, build-system, its own libc, and its own hadoop-like FS. Haven't tried it myself.
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:52 am

^ interesting, what is it's purpose? To pass the butter?
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by franksinistra » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:24 pm

^ idk, to play tetris, sokoban, or space invaders perhaps? plenty of those already created in assembly.
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:38 pm

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:56 pm

ChefIronBelly wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:37 am
Lightweight justice for your single-board computer
http://dietpi.com
It's VERY comprehensive. seems to love doing a ton of stuff anytime anything happens from the nice dialog boxes... all over the console or ssh. (which one can jump out of with C-c)
Took me ages to get the network going, the ethernet wouldn't work which is really weird. I tried a bunch of stuff but it wasn't having it. ended up using a wireless dongle which worked first time.
I'm trying to set the correct time now and losing the plot to be honest, stuff that normally works just doesn't.

lots of options in the dialogs, quite user friendly to a point.
quite tempted to get alpine_arm on this Pi TBH.
The other thing which was weird is the HDMI was all wonky on console - still is I plumped for NTSC as it was so grainy I just had to guess :D

after all that it DOES have a wifi hotspot runt though which is what I was intending to do with it...let's see how that goes. surely doesn't matter if the date if a week out :D

OK shit it needs an ethernet plugged in for the 'in internet' to function as an AP :D oh dear.

EDIT: time is sort of a known issue: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/1445
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:00 pm

seriously pids/dkeg pstree :

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root@DietPi:~# pstree
systemd-+-cron
        |-2*[dhclient]
        |-dropbear---dropbear---bash---pstree
        |-login---bash
        |-systemd-journal
        |-systemd-udevd
        `-wpa_supplicant
root@DietPi:~# 
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:20 pm

Got the AP set up had to do it manually.
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by ChefIronBelly » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:42 pm

^ Thanks for the updates.
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