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Windows 7: Whick Linux version do you recomend for a jump drive?

28 Jun 2010   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Whick Linux version do you recomend for a jump drive?

I have a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager laying around. I have so much space on it I figured why not put some Linux love on that baby.

Which do you recomend?


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28 Jun 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
I have a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager laying around. I have so much space on it I figured why not put some Linux love on that baby.

Which do you recomend?
I am not a Ubuntu enthusiast and would urge you to go for Linux Mint (includes all commonly used codecs/plugins/programs including Flash.)

If you don't feel you like Linux Mint (how can you not??) then Fedora is the only other main stram option I will recommend.

In my opinion Ubuntu is aimed at Windows Users wanting a Second OS with out too much hassle, hence Wubi (which don't get me wrong is a wonderful piece of software but it takes away from the true Linux experience which includes all those annoying bootloader problems etc.)

Oli
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28 Jun 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I second that. Linuxmint is what I use as well.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
rev1775

7-Pro-64
 
 

Had to chuckle when I looked at this post and looked at the linux mint page and noticed there is a puppy linux operating system as well.......

puppy linux 5.0
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28 Jun 2010   #5
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rev1775 View Post
Had to chuckle when I looked at this post and looked at the linux mint page and noticed there is a puppy linux operating system as well.......

puppy linux 5.0
Al already have Puppy Linux on my jump drive haha, I was hoping for something a bit more cool looking, which is why I am asking here
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28 Jun 2010   #6
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rev1775 View Post
Had to chuckle when I looked at this post and looked at the linux mint page and noticed there is a puppy linux operating system as well.......

puppy linux 5.0
Al already have Puppy Linux on my jump drive haha, I was hoping for something a bit more cool looking, which is why I am asking here
Not that I'm pressuring you into Linux Mint or anything but look at:

Run Linux Mint 9 from a USB Flash Drive (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

and Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" - Gnome DVD (32-bit) - Linux Mint.

There's your instructions sorted .

Oli
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28 Jun 2010   #7
rev1775

7-Pro-64
 
 

I just never realized there were so many versions of linux... I ran mandrake around 10 yrs or so ago... I've not played with linux for a long time since.. might have to take a new look at linux..~~
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28 Jun 2010   #8
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I used to be an Ubuntu user until I saw Linux Mint. It's much better and is easier to use out of the box because it includes codecs and plugins that Ubuntu doesn't by default. Both Ubuntu and Linux Mint have the option of installing themselves to a flash drive from within themselves.

From Windows, I would recommend UNetBootin, which supports dozens of versions of Linux for Flash-drive installation. Make sure to make the installation persistent, meaning it keeps track of all of your changes.

Dreamlinux is also a good choice: http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/portable.html
And Slax.
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28 Jun 2010   #9
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rev1775 View Post
I just never realized there were so many versions of linux... I ran mandrake around 10 yrs or so ago... I've not played with linux for a long time since.. might have to take a new look at linux..~~
Linux is changing, come take a look.

Especially with Google coming onto the scene and people buying cheaper and cheaper computers and wanting cheaper and cheaper (but still quality) products to go on them, Linux's market share can only go up .

I can see in several years that Linux based netbooks will hold an even more substantial market share than they do now and the amount of webservers that run Linux will sore!!
Heck even I'm going Linux later this year for my webserver!

Oli
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28 Jun 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You guys who love Linux Mint, but don't like Ubuntu...do realize that Mint is simply a respin of Ubuntu with some of the multimedia stuff included, right????

You can easily add the multimedia into Ubuntu 10.04 with;
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo  add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid   partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin  sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin

sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo  /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
And that is pretty much it. Really not bad when you look at it.
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