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Old 23. Feb 2010, 05:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I read about CrunchBang yesterday, and I think it will be better than Antix. Antix is based on SimplyMEPIS, which in turn is based on Ubuntu.
Actually Ubuntu as well as Simply Mepis are Debian based. Ubuntu has many of the latest and greatest apps and uses Gnome as its default.

Simple Mepis is much more conservitive which IMHO makes it more stable. It uses KDE as its default windows.

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Old 23. Feb 2010, 05:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks wdhpr . Yes, I read Ubuntu evolved from Debian. Regarding Ubuntu, I have read, that its very bad at supporting old hardware... I think they provide support for only 18 months or so. This is a very negative factor for Ubuntu IMO.

From this, I came to know one thing... its said that Linux can revive an old PC... that's true... but not necessarily, by your favorite distro like Ubuntu. If you want to revive your old PC, then you may have to look for other distros.

I will check out SimplyMEPIS . KDE is good, but I read, it crashes more than Gnome.
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Old 23. Feb 2010, 06:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I will check out SimplyMEPIS . KDE is good, but I read, it crashes more than Gnome.
I have never had Mepis crash. going on two years now. Although different system will have different results
I safe guard against complete failure by making a Image of my mepis OS and then burning it all onto one DVD (moderate compression)

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Old 23. Feb 2010, 06:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have never had Mepis crash. going on two years now.
Wow, that's great !

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I safe guard against complete failure by making a Image of my mepis OS and then burning it all onto one DVD (moderate compression)
How do you make the image... I mean which software?
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Old 23. Feb 2010, 08:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I use acronis true image (paid Version) which I got through a special offer found at this site

I have only used Acronis true image but I believe others can handle linux file formats like (ext3) and you can check them out here at Gizmos: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ng-program.htm

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Old 23. Feb 2010, 08:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ah OK, Acronis... great . I thought you might be using some special imaging program for Linux, so I thought I would just ask . Thanks.
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I use Remastersys to burn a backup disc (dvd). I distro hop, so once I've fiddled with Ubuntu 9.04 (for instance) and set it up how I like, I then burn a backup using Remmastersys. Then I don't have to start from scratch if I re-install.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/creating-c...mastersys.html

Very straightforward operation btw.

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Old 24. Feb 2010, 08:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks... that looks interesting. Will it work with any other distro other than Ubuntu?
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Yes, Debian and its derivatives.
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Old 26. Feb 2010, 02:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks Richard.

Thanks rodocop for the suggestion. Nimblex looks good too, but I feel might be too lightweight in terms of applications.

For now, Linux Mint Fluxbox seems to me the best option. Crunchbang is also on my list.

Does openSUSE have a lightweight option like Linux Mint Fluxbox? I really liked openSUSE.
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