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Linux Lite

by itsdigger / June 26, 2013 11:43 AM PDT

I'm very impressed with this distro . I installed it next to Win 7 and Zorin today so I have 3 OS's to play with now. The thing that gets me about this one is not only how Blazing Fast it is but some how these folks took a 32 bit OS and got it to use more that 4 GB of ram . It really is impressive. Here's the link to the home page , click on take the tour and scroll down to the bottom and watch the video >> You might like it too...Digger

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nice video
by James Denison / June 26, 2013 3:28 PM PDT
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reminds me a bit of freespire. How does it compare to lunbuntu or lxde based systems?
It's main advantage seems to be common sense names for programs instead of g*******, k*******, and so forth depending on what desktop some distro installed.
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well I never
by itsdigger / June 26, 2013 5:51 PM PDT
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installed Lubuntu to a HDD but they are both light I think with the use of the RAM in Lite I would think it has to have the edge. I didn't like Lubuntu well enough to install it if that says anything.....Digger

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I've used the LXDE
by James Denison / June 27, 2013 12:53 PM PDT
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...with Knoppix before, "initiating start up sequence..." LOL. I really hope that's a girl friend's voice and not his. LX desktop environment probably would appeal to most window users. His distros are more for rescue than general daily use it seems.

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Found out
by itsdigger / June 27, 2013 9:21 AM PDT
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it uses a pae kernel that allows it to use 8GB of ram. That must be why it's so fast. Now I have to figure out what a pae kernel is ...Digger

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Only 2 gb ram
by Ray_moe / June 27, 2013 11:06 AM PDT
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I do not find it faster than Mageia3,Puppylinux Precise,Ubuntu-12.04

I guess the amount of ram make it faster than other distro's
Nice distro but not real impressive
I have not decided wether to install to hdd

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been reading about
by itsdigger / June 27, 2013 11:26 AM PDT
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pae kernel and most of the newer distros use it . I don't think it's faster than any Puppy (I prefer Slaco myself) but I wouldn't install Puppy for my everyday os . I didn't like Ubuntu at all ,it was slow and glitchy. I have Zorin OS6 Ultimate installed and like it a lot but it's a real big distro. This Linux Lite is somewhere in between Puppy and Zorin. Not a lot of things I don't need but, everything I do(so far) is there and works just fine. It has my old Dell 530S speeding along quite nicely and it's pretty comfortable to use so I'm gonna keep it around awhile...Digger

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I dunno what you found sir
by itsdigger / July 3, 2013 11:13 AM PDT
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But I've been Crankin' on this distro for a week no-stop , after all of my package installations and updates and removals of junk I installed and removed cause' I'm a newbie and I didn't need it , This Thing Just Rocks! I'm finding it akin to Lunbuntu only with some upgraded features that makes it JUMP. I'm gonna keep playing with this distro, I think you should take another look....Digger

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And now for something completely different.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 11:36 AM PDT
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If you are looking for light weight I wonder if Android X86 is a candidate. I have it on CD and have been surprised at its hardware support. I have this leading edge Asus touchscream i3 and a really old Gateway ec1440u and everything worked.

Worth a look.

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You know me
by itsdigger / June 27, 2013 11:45 AM PDT

Always ready to play ! I'll look it up.

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Is this it ?
by itsdigger / June 27, 2013 12:00 PM PDT
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This is the one I fetched. Real fresh. 4 days old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 1:09 PM PDT
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this is completely different !
by itsdigger / June 29, 2013 2:21 AM PDT

I've been playing around with it on my Toshiba laptop with the cd and can't get it to connect to the wi-fi ,does it have to be installed for wireless to work? Cool feels like I'm playing with my phone!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 3:01 AM PDT

But here it just worked. I have tried it on 3 laptops and all the WiFi worked but I happen to have a Toshiba s855d-s5120 that I can try it on next week.

On the Tosh I have it's either the F12 or Fn+F12 to turn on/off the WiFi but it's one of those areas that can get wonky just like in Linux/Windows/other OSes.

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I've tried Easy Peasy before
by James Denison / June 27, 2013 12:47 PM PDT

I think it's similar to Android type system. While it worked on a desktop, it seemed more aimed for a touchscreen, like Android. Using a mouse with it was sort of awkward.

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