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Old 28. Aug 2015, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Alpine Linux - ever hear about it?

Alpine Linux distro is barely 300Mgs!

Stumbled on it on a Slimjet browser forum thread.
Have been driving Slimjet for a few days and it is a decent browser.
Wonder how it behaves on this Alpine?
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Old 28. Aug 2015, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From memory, this distro is designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. Unless this has changed substantially since I last looked at it, I would not recommend it as a standard working environment.
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Old 28. Aug 2015, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It would really help if you post a link whenever suggesting or discussing a new software/product. The Alpine Linux site is here:

http://alpinelinux.org/

On its About page here:

http://alpinelinux.org/about/

It says that it's a general purpose Linux distro designed for power users who appreciate security.

So, although it's a general purpose distro, it is aimed more at advanced users, and I think security is the key point for this Linux distro. It's not detailed in what way though.

Only way is to try and find out.
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Old 28. Aug 2015, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Me bad, sorry. Thought about adding that link then, one thing and another...
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Old 28. Aug 2015, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No problem .
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Old 01. Sep 2015, 01:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20150706#alpine
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Old 06. Sep 2015, 09:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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By default Alpine includes grsecurity/pax in their kernel. Its very rare to see that. You can run Chromium also on Alpine.
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