Comment 2T38 Re: 30 MB is pretty impressive...


Friday Distro: SliTaz Linux


30 MB is pretty impressive... (Score: 2, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-03 22:45 (#2T2W)

Considering that a simple base "A" set of software from Slackware runs about 100 mb, and that's before even throwing an X server in there.

Damn Small Linux is a full 20 mb more.

It is kind of sad that we got here though. Back in 2000, I had Floppix, which ran on 2 3.5" 1.44 MB floppies. Don't expect to see this any time soon again though; the kernel has gotten a bit obese in the last 14 years. Still waiting on the microkernel revolution to come and save us from this madness.

Re: 30 MB is pretty impressive... (Score: 0)

by on 2014-10-04 03:32 (#2T30)

Why EXACTLY is that impressive? Are you dumpster diving hardware from 1993? Even the cheapest POS tower I have in the corner of the shop so I have something at every price point including below $100 has a 160GB HDD in it so frankly stripping an OS down that small to brag about seems not only stupid but a serious waste of time,especially when its supposed to be a desktop as opposed to an embedded platform.

Re: 30 MB is pretty impressive... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-04 18:54 (#2T38)

This isn't about hard drive space. The impressive thing is that it runs completely in RAM. I can appreciate the maintainer(s) effort in creating a usable distro with that small of a footprint. Great work!

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