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...and out of my comfort zone which means no Debian, Red Hat or Slack. I can't abide Gnome 3 and definitely don't have the patience for a source based distro ...
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- 04-11-2013 #1
I'm itching to try something new...
- 04-11-2013 #2
Putting this in the bin
harry@biker:~$ wget https://android-x86.googlecode.com/files/android-x86-4.2-20130228.iso --2013-04-11 13:23:05-- https://android-x86.googlecode.com/files/android-x86-4.2-20130228.iso Resolving android-x86.googlecode.com (android-x86.googlecode.com)... 126.96.36.199, 2607:f8b0:400d:c02::52 Connecting to android-x86.googlecode.com (android-x86.googlecode.com)|188.8.131.52|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 206569472 (197M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `android-x86-4.2-20130228.iso' 64% [=====================================================> ] 133,421,324 21.7K/s eta 43m 55s
Oh crap. The link is dead. Here was the description
Up for sale today is a Fuloong mini PC based on China's homegrown "Loongson" 2F processor. This is mostly a system for hobbyist PC projects and I can't recomend it for general use, but it can do some very cool things. These are nearly impossible to get in the west, this one has been imported and sits on my desk in Olympia, WA.It has been preloaded with a lot of good extras, including 2GBs of ram (very hard to do, requires kernel and PROM hacking!), Gentoo Linux, and a a nice big Western Digital 320GB single platter 7200RPM HD. It includes everything pictured, including manual and all original accesories. I purchased this planning to use it as a small scale file server on a trip to China, but ultimately never got around to doing anything but upgrading it. You can only get these outside China via Tekmote electronics in the Netherlands. To my knowledge, mine is the only one of these for sale in North America. I'm asking roughly a little less than the price at Tekmote, which I find more than reasonable considering you get all these extras, free shipping, and even a Lemote mouse and mousepad I got while over in China as a freebie.
This is a great computer for a tech hobbyist and the price is right, if I were you I'd buy it now. There certainly won't be another of these on ebay for a very very long time... Search completed listings if you don't believe me!
Thanks for looking!
I've opened this item to best offers. Shoot me your offer, no gurantee I will accept but I'm open to (reasonably) offers. Buy it Now is still the safest bet if you want it guaranteed on your doorstep, I ship fast.
- 04-11-2013 #3
Maybe Sabayon? Bells and whistles out the ying yang.
I made me a pendrive out of Fuduntu 2013.2 a couple of days ago. It was pretty nifty and rpm distros our way out of my comfort zone also.
I can finagle Puppy linux easier than a rpm distro.
- 04-11-2013 #4
Sabayon is another possibility which I hadn't considered as is a neat arch. Gentoo is out as it is a source distro though.
- 04-11-2013 #5
Since you posted some arch spinoffs. Here is another you may not know about.
Murga forums has a big thread on it.
alphaOS | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
- 04-12-2013 #6
- 04-12-2013 #7
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- May 2011
If you want to go completely sideways, you could always try a BSD. DragonFly has been updated recently, same as PC-BSD, I think.
Also, if you're into trying Arch and not a GNOME lover, you could give Cinnarch a gander.
- 04-12-2013 #8
- 04-12-2013 #9
I've plaved with SliTaz a little, and have been quite impressed with it. You might give it a try.Registered Linux user #526930
- 04-13-2013 #10
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- May 2011