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    i am a newbie to the world of linux... i installed linux planning to learn a few times but ... got bored and formatted the disc ... plz suggest me a good linux to start of with which i can efficiently boot from my 4gb pen drive

    my sys config:

    ibm thinkpad r51
    celeron 1.4
    256 mb ram

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    u can go with ubuntu.....i read somewhere on net that ubuntu was the best Linux for pen drive users..........

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    As you have low end config, you should use ligher DE like XFCE.

    so try xubuntu - the lighter version of Ubuntu
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    USB Xubuntu 8.10 Persistent Install (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

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    that was the version of ubuntu i told u bout........nd gary4gar plz check the link u provided........it contains the downloading stuff also........so be sure that they r allowed here or not........as well as i think linux is free so we can provide the linux links........admin can tell u bout this contact him........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    What exactly are you trying to say???????????
    i mean the link which u provided contains the links to download the ubuntu so ask the admin that is this comes in warez or not.........

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    thanks for the suggestions ... plz suggest something other than ubuntu ... i have a ubuntu bootable cd version linux - and it comletely hangs on my system ... is there any lite version of red hat or suse??

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitkool21 View Post
    i mean the link which u provided contains the links to download the ubuntu so ask the admin that is this comes in warez or not.........
    Ubuntu is a freely distributable operating system, hence i presume its download link can be posted anywhere in the forum.

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    plz suggest me something else than ubuntu

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    U could try Fedora.

    After installing Fedora, please go through my-guides.net - Fedora 10 Installation Guide for some customisations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitkool21 View Post
    i mean the link which u provided contains the links to download the ubuntu so ask the admin that is this comes in warez or not.........
    surely, you have no idea about Ubuntu or FLOSS in General

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    plz suggest me something else than ubuntu
    linux mint and fedora (first priority)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    surely, you have no idea about Ubuntu or FLOSS in General
    my dear friend u dont have to say that coz every person in the earth who knows a bit bout OS he also knows that linux is a free OS.......but i said that bcoz posting application links are mostly banned on every forum.....thats why i told him to ask for the permission......the version which i'm using(open SUSE 11) was also downloaded from there own website which also supports torrents...........

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    ^^ Hey but linux is free, right? Freebie links can be posted in here (i presume). The only place where linux links will be met with hostility will be Microsoft forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    ^^ Hey but linux is free, right? Freebie links can be posted in here (i presume). The only place where linux links will be met with hostility will be Microsoft forums.
    i just want to get sure that they can be posted or not..........but not only the Microsoft forums contains there links but also there are lots of other forum also which contains there links even on there sites we can find the links for their latest versions.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    surely, you have no idea about Ubuntu or FLOSS in General
    Clarification needed
    FLOSS ??

    F-Free
    L-??
    O-Open
    S-Source
    S-Software

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    Clarification needed
    FLOSS ??

    F-Free
    L-??
    O-Open
    S-Source
    S-Software
    i just googled it nd found that L stands for libre......we can also use F/OSS, FOSS in place of FLOSS it was just a term widley using for all the open sources software or projects........

    F-Free
    L-Libre
    O-Open
    S-Source
    S-Software

    Source

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    use puppy linux, i was a new user too with linux but not now, it is ver small in size (95 mb) and can runn off directly from cd of usb with no need to install.

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    ya ... i am downloading fedora and lindows ... lindows was suggested by one of my friends ... can u tell me one thing ... wat do i need to install it on my pen drive .. i mean wat is the first thing i will need to do ...

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    Wasnt lindows nomenclature modified into Linspire?

    Found this Linux On A Stick: Fedora 9 Puts Your Desktop on a USB Drive for fedora on USB

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    try Pud Linux 0.4.8.6 LXDE edition
    Release Note | PUD GNU/Linux

    it install with all the multimedia codecs as well (includes flash as well)
    plays mp4, flv, mp3, mpeg, avi, wmv, ... and many more, except i think rmvb

    its also very light

    this might help
    PUD Linux Flash Drive Install (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

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    or try gOS (modifed ubuntu version)
    don't know sys requirements of gOs though

    http://www.thinkgos.com/gos.php

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-...3-flash-drive/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitesh.07 View Post
    try Pud Linux 0.4.8.6 LXDE edition
    Release Note | PUD GNU/Linux

    it install with all the multimedia codecs as well (includes flash as well)
    plays mp4, flv, mp3, mpeg, avi, wmv, ... and many more, except i think rmvb

    its also very light

    this might help
    PUD Linux Flash Drive Install (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

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    or try gOS (modifed ubuntu version)
    don't know sys requirements of gOs though

    gOS - Discover a Good OS - gOS 3.1 Gadgets

    Create a Portable gOS 3 Flash Drive | USB Pen Drive Linux
    thanks for this suggestion ... but this seems to be a resource hungry kind of version ... will i be able to use it on my ibm r51 laptop / 256 mb ram / 1.4 celeron??

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    thanks for this suggestion ... but this seems to be a resource hungry kind of version ... will i be able to use it on my ibm r51 laptop / 256 mb ram / 1.4 celeron??
    Boss,
    that why i suggested you to go for lighter envirments like Fluxbox,XFCE.

    choose distros based on this DEs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    Boss,
    that why i suggested you to go for lighter envirments like Fluxbox,XFCE.

    choose distros based on this DEs
    havent at all heard of these before ... are they like other normal linux? are they difficult to use ..? i want to start real simple as i dont know much abt linux

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    Just like KDE and Gnome, flushbox and XFCE are window managers / desktop environment for linux. But the latter are meant for low config pcs with lesser processing power and memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    thanks for this suggestion ... but this seems to be a resource hungry kind of version ... will i be able to use it on my ibm r51 laptop / 256 mb ram / 1.4 celeron??
    I think most probably it will run on your system but i am not sure...

    any way there is another similara xPud - xPUD - Small and Fast Linux LiveUSB
    Youtube Demo YouTube - xPUD Fast Boot Demo @ TOSSUG

    From: penk: xPUD 0.8.5 - a WebOS Platform

    We're glad to release a development version of xPUD, the whole OS image is only 24MB, comes with faster boot time (5.09 seconds on EeePC 701), and the user interface with small screen support. xPUD now can be a great WebOS platform!

    it has got just basic utilities, a web browser with gears, file browser, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitesh.07 View Post
    I think most probably it will run on your system but i am not sure...

    any way there is another similara xPud - xPUD - Small and Fast Linux LiveUSB
    Youtube Demo YouTube - xPUD Fast Boot Demo @ TOSSUG

    From: penk: xPUD 0.8.5 - a WebOS Platform

    We're glad to release a development version of xPUD, the whole OS image is only 24MB, comes with faster boot time (5.09 seconds on EeePC 701), and the user interface with small screen support. xPUD now can be a great WebOS platform!

    it has got just basic utilities, a web browser with gears, file browser, etc.
    thanks for the info ... i guess this confused me more .... never heard of them ...

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    i think you should go for backtrack.it is a bit power hungry,but it definitely brought back interest for me into linux..
    there is lot of different stuff you can do with it.
    you can very easilt carry it around in a pd.it is only 600mbs around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    i think you should go for backtrack.it is a bit power hungry,but it definitely brought back interest for me into linux..
    there is lot of different stuff you can do with it.
    you can very easilt carry it around in a pd.it is only 600mbs around!
    plz dont suggest me power/resource hungry versions ... i stated my requirements very cleary more than once ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    plz dont suggest me power/resource hungry versions ... i stated my requirements very cleary more than once ...
    dont worry! it will run smoothe even on a babys laptop.i said in comparo to the ones mentioned above!!
    and when you can run vista on your system,you can run any os on it!!
    the one i mentioned is highly engrossing and will get you hooked to linux..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    dont worry! it will run smoothe even on a babys laptop.i said in comparo to the ones mentioned above!!
    and when you can run vista on your system,you can run any os on it!!
    the one i mentioned is highly engrossing and will get you hooked to linux..
    i never said i use vista on my laptop ... i use vista on my pc only which is very good at resources ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    i never said i use vista on my laptop ... i use vista on my pc only which is very good at resources ...
    Have u tried Xubuntu on your laptop? It is designed keeping low end pcs in mind. This is done with the help of XFCE desktop environment which has a memory footprint.

    Download the distribution from Get Xubuntu | Xubuntu

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    plz dont suggest me power/resource hungry versions ... i stated my requirements very cleary more than once ...
    if u dont want a power/resource hungry versions than u should have to give a try to xubuntu it was also very good for newbies to linux also........

    Get it frm HERE

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    use BSD version its the best server class os which needs min 128 MB ram with minium config like web server, dns, database and desktop environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birender View Post
    use BSD version its the best server class os which needs min 128 MB ram with minium config like web server, dns, database and desktop environment.
    can you put some screen shots of your desktop and what all features you like in it

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    i have used Fedora 6 and it's really good...... now they hv released Fed8 beta i guess..... anything after Fedora5 is good....

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