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    PCLinuxOS MiniMe 11.07 KDE

    I've just installed the new PCLinuxOS MiniMe KDE 11.07 to
    a 4 Gb SanDisk USB with very satisfactory results. This is
    a minimal initial LiveUSB install that allows you to make
    your own final product via synaptic.

    The only problem I had was that MiniMe would not retain a
    1366x resolution at first. The developer corrected that
    in about two or three e-mail turns.

    This might provide some here with a diversion while waiting
    for whatever comes after Knoppix 6.4.4. I recommend it.

    Among the enticements are squashfs, 2.6.38.8 'bfs' kernel, and
    wireless that handles my Broadcom wifi (not many distros do).

    http://www.pclinuxos.com/

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    I haven't tried it but one part of the documentation catches my attention is about the ability to select the kernel optimized for your hardware. I think this feature nice.

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    Strange you should mention it.
    The distro signed me up for- and installed- an upgraded kernel on install.
    I expected I'd have to order one up special via synaptic,
    but it anticipated me.

    Just getting accustomed to it, not sure how much Gbs it's using.
    Takes 1min 43sec to go from start of boot to on-line.
    About the same as Knoppix 6.4.4 with network manager.

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    Knoppix offers two kernels for selection, one is 32 bit and another is 64bit, and the user has to manually make the choice. The 32bit kernel is based on 486 which is far too old. The 64bit kernel is far too new.

    Based on what I read, PCLinuxOS the kernel choices are a lot more. And does it automatically make the recommended choice for the users or the users still have to make the choice ?

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    I think I ordered up a 32-bit LiveCD.
    I recall a note to the effect that a 2cpu i686 was recognized,
    and a 'bfs' kernel was automatically selected and installed.

    I had only expected a run-of-the-mill kernel, and
    was planning to see what synaptic had to offer.

    I had no plans toward 64bit, since I have no great power needs.
    Usually, for me, 64bit choices have resulted in unnecessary problems
    with ordinary applications. I try to avoid this.

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    One thumb up for its order the kernel feature !

    How about the GUI ? Is it impressisive ?

    I am pretty stucked with 3-D compiz and glx-dock myself. Anything less 3-D does not impress me anymore.

    I noticed that the distro has great tendency to dispense "bleeding edge" software to the users. Perhaps it might affect stability/quality, does it ?

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    The current offering is KDE.
    Not my favorite, but comparable to LXDE in its offerings.
    The developer has put out LXDE and other desktops in the past.
    Took me a few hours to get used to the fiddleware differences.

    Compiz my least favorite element. 0.8.4.3 is available via synaptic.

    Quality of the distro is exceptional, and the developer stays tuned to the forum for complaints.

    I am attracted to 'mylivecd' , a menu choice to provide an iso of your current LiveUSB.
    That's cutting edge enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    The current offering is KDE.
    Not my favorite, but comparable to LXDE in its offerings.
    The developer has put out LXDE and other desktops in the past.
    Took me a few hours to get used to the fiddleware differences.
    OK never quite use KDE.

    I don't think I would want to use anything other than compiz/LXDE/glx-dock now, not so much of the merits of it, but more like getting too accustomed to it already.

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