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Re: Spin request (I guess)



On Tue, 19 May 2009 23:31:01 +0100, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:

> 2009/5/19 Beartooth <Beartooth comcast net>:
>> On Mon, 18 May 2009 20:01:29 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
	[....]
>>> For now I don't see why anyone would need a special Fedora spin for
>>> these machines.
>>
>>        If that works on the 701 (which is a lot smaller, in every
>>        sense,
>> and slower than the 1000), it'll be the best news in a month of
>> Sundays.
> 
> This is not an advert, merely an observation.
> 
> I was very much impressed with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on my 701. What
> I liked (once I turned off all the jazzy stuff I don't need) was that
> it was reasonably easy to slim the packages down without taking out huge
> portions of the things I wanted. I think that for the stuff I needed on
> this machine (web,terminal,movies) there were less cross-dependencies in
> the Debian/Ubuntu packages and that made it easier to pick apart. 

	Oddly enough, I find the same most of the time with Ubuntu and 
ubuntoid distros; it's one reason I keep trying them, and maybe the 
biggest -- along with the thought akin to yours, which I can't decide 
about, that when the time comes, my widow might find Ubuntu (or, more 
likely, CentOS) easier to use than Fedora.

> It was by no means an easy install though.

	Well, for me it went onto the machine with almost no effort from 
me; but, as usual with me and ubuntoidiana, I didn't find it easy to live 
with when it was there. I even had trouble trying to get it to share, to 
the extent that I finally DBANned it and started over.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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