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JBones
post Apr 20 2009, 07:21 PM
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I'm about to get myself a very cheap laptop. Possibly a Dell Latitude CPI, 350mhz, 128mb RAM, 6.5gb HDD etc.
My plan is to simply have it as a word processor for my office (free of the distractions of the Internet and other apps).
All I want it to do is use a Linux distro that boots up and instantly fires up a bog standard word processor that is able to open files and save them, and hopefully have access to a USB drive at the same time so I can transfer my work.

Does anyone know of a method that would be plausible for me to do this? i.e. suggestions of which Linux distro to use, and how I would go about setting it up?
The kind of thing I'm looking for is just something that will boot up and go straight into an app such as the word processor PyRoom http://www.pyroom.org/ instead of booting up in to a Gnome/KDE environment.

Any suggestions would be gladly received smile.gif
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michaelk
post Apr 21 2009, 06:19 PM
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A lightweight distribution like zenwalk might a good choice. I believe that pyroom is a text editor and there are many text editors available. It should be possible to start an application on boot up.
zenwalk uses xfce which is a lightweight GUI vs KDE or Gnome. Of course if you do not want a GUI at all then you can boot to the Command Line Interface (CLI) or console.

Most linux distributions are available via an image file that can be burned to CD/DVD. This creates a installation disk whereby you can install the operating system. If you desire to create the CD/DVD in Windows
then you will need Nero or some other similar application. Isorecorder is a free windows app that can burn a disk image too. Disk images typically have an iso extension.
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