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hi all, i am looking for a distro which is slackware based and is small, quick to install and has only the basic progrmas that you need. i am basing ...
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    distro: slack-based and slimlined


    hi all,

    i am looking for a distro which is slackware based and is small, quick to install and has only the basic progrmas that you need.

    i am basing the thing above on the fact that i use win98 to detect that hardware is running right and just as a small and simple OS.

    Is there a linux version of something above?
    i dont want to install (or go through the install for) slackware as it is too time consuming. I want something that will take about 1/2 hour to install.


    i hope that made some sense
    thanks
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    slackware

    how about slackware?

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    1. takes too long to install
    2. too much stuff to go through
    3. no idea on how to figure out what hardware is being recognised (you could always tell me)

    it doesnt fit most of my criteria.
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    OK than I guess SuSE doesn't qualify your kriterias neither...

    Vectorlinux is supposed to be good, but I did'nt like the standard version. Heard lots of good stuff about vectorlinux SOHO.

    Check here for others:
    http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html

    (select slackware based, your preferred language and intel compatible processor)

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    cool, thanks!
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    Zenwalk fits this description quite well, too:

    http://www.zenwalk.org/

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    Yeah, zenwalk and vector are two good slack-based choices. You can always try installing the SLAX liveCD to your harddrive...

    I've used zenwalk and SLAX and they are both solid and fit your request.
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