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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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post Apr 26 2009, 05:25 PM
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Thankyou for your advice, michael. I think I have decided what I wish to do now.
PyRoom, is a word processor. It is a very BASIC word processor, but it has, as far as I'm aware, a lot more features than your standard text editor. It is based upon WriteRoom for the Mac.
What I want my linux to do is not boot into a GUI, but just go straight in to PyRoom. I am not sure how easy/difficult this is going to be, as it needs Python installed to be able to work. I've had a look at Zenwalk, but I'm not 100% sure about using that yet if there is something even simpler I can use.
It will be a necessity I think to able to have PnP USB pen drive access, as I will need to be able to save my work on to an external device too.
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