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Old 05. Feb 2010, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best lightweight Linux that is compatible with TrueCrypt and JDownloader

Hey guys, I haven't been active for a while because of health issues.

Anyways I need such a OS for mass downloading and experimenting downstairs.
Also I would prefer if it doesn't require too much Linux know-how and is operable by my Windows 7 system via networking. It doesn't need to be compatible with TrueCrypt or JDownloader specifically if alternative software for it exists.

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Old 05. Feb 2010, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I haven't been active for a while because of health issues.

Anyways I need such a OS for mass downloading and experimenting downstairs.
Also I would prefer if it doesn't require too much Linux know-how and is operable by my Windows 7 system via networking. It doesn't need to be compatible with TrueCrypt or JDownloader specifically if alternative software for it exists.
Thanks in advance.
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Hope your feeling better

Have you read this post from JoJoyee?
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...le-ubuntu.html.
Or are you looking for a full distro? If that's the case I would suggest Simply Mepis. It don't have all the bells and whistles but it's rock solid and easy for beginners.


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Old 05. Feb 2010, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'm recovering steadily now.

As for Portable Ubuntu, that's not an option, because I want to install it on an old system downstairs (my mistake, I forgot to include that).

As for Mepis, I'm not sure whether it supports JDownloader or not.
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There is a linux version of JDownloader. Installing it is another matter. Ubuntu probably has the most packages for installation. I am not sure if JDownloader is one of them. If not you may have to compile it for a manual install. I have had mixed results compiling manaul installs. But I am no means a linux expert.
You can check out distrowatch to search for distro's to suit your needs. http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

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It doesn't need to be compatible with TrueCrypt or JDownloader specifically if alternative software for it exists.
For download manager on Linux, I use MultiGet listed here.
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I mainly download from multiple one-click file hosters (rapidshare, megaupload, etc).
How well does MultiGet work on those?
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Jdownloader is available for Linux. The pre-requirement it shows is that, Wget should be installed.

For lightweight Linux, I would suggest Puppy Linux. Has all the necessary bells and whistles for an OS, and is of very small size... just more than 100 MB. You can take a test run from the CD, and see if the desired things work with it. They should.

As an other lightweight option... there is Damn Small Linux too.
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As an other lightweight option... there is Damn Small Linux too.
I can't recommend DSL for the reason that it is dormant and not in active development anymore. See here: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=damnsmall

@J.L - What's the system specs? The higher they are, the more the choices you'll have. TrueCrypt and JDownloader are both open source and have a Linux version. At JDownloader's download page (here: http://jdownloader.org/download/index), there is instructions on how to install in Linux. In TrueCrypt's download page (here: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads), there's no instruction so you'll either have to install from source or download the .rpm or .deb file to install assuming that they are absent from the package manager. You won't have to worry much about that yet.
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I tried Puppy linux, it's great!
But I can't get JDownloader to work on it even with Java installed. Tried open JDownloader.jar with javaw, and other ways, but it won't work.
I would also like to remotely control the system from my Windows 7 64-bit machine.

System Specs:
1.7 ghz
1 gb RAM
40 gb hard drive
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I tried Puppy linux, it's great!
Glad you like it .

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But I can't get JDownloader to work on it even with Java installed. Tried open JDownloader.jar with javaw, and other ways, but it won't work.
Same reason, I could not get the jar file to work on Windows, and so discarded it . How do you make it work on Windows. If you tell me that, maybe I can try it sometime on Puppy Linux.

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I would also like to remotely control the system from my Windows 7 64-bit machine.
Now, you are asking too much ... LOL. Well, I don't know if that can be done. Did a quick search for it, and saw mentions of TightVNC, and RealVNC. Do a search on Google, you will get many links for that. Personally, I don't know, because I don't use Linux.
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