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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 27 2009, 07:10 AM
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From looking at the requirements for PyRoom it requries GTK and XDG which are bindings that interface the GUI. So I think you do need a GUI.
It is possible to have PyRoom autostart at boot time.

All recent linux distributions support USB drives.

Damn Small Linux might be another good choice.
Python can be installed if it isn't by default on just about any linux distribution.

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