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Windows 7: Linux Light 2.0

05 Sep 2014   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

Nice one - thanks for sharing the link.

Another possibility is the DSL ( 4 letter word , Small, Linux) which I believe is nice and the project Linux from Scratch where you can design and compile your own Linux -- might be quite a project for some but in the end you'd have a perfect customized version which would probably run in a tiny space.

Linux From Scratch Forum

Best of Luck with all this stuff.

just shows that there IS a life beyond Windows -- although Windows is still incredibly useful too. !!

Hands up all those Linux Gurus when there is some sort of hardware problem (increasingly rare nowadays though) where they don't boot up Windows to get hardware details !!!

("Guilty as charged M'Lud")

My current workhorse though is OPENSUSE 13.1 with KDE desktop where I run Windows VM's on it - such as now - running a W7 VM. It's not the leanest machine but it does the job perfectly.

BTW I made a post over at the W8 forum on how to create bootable Linux and run a Windows VM on it from an external device - doesn't use the internal HDD's in any way- totally portable. From the Linux you can still access all HDD's on a LAN for example.

In case anybody is still interested.

Note though if you use a UEFI system writing the boot loader to the appropriate partition is a DOG with a lot of the automatic installs -- the NON UEFI versions though allow a bit more user selection in where the GRUB bootloader gets written.


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05 Sep 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You are welcome.
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