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#1 2008-09-30 09:35:31

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Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

For older computers:

SliTaz is the slickiest, much tinier without multi-language. It also expands and use more dram memory after booting it. It is very modern in kernels and apps.

DSL is old and trusty, updated often but remains the same flavour. Best with kernel 2.x.x. And can be used with older computers with limited dram capacity.

Puppy is evolving into version 4..2. Fairly large but not yet midi size by a long shot. Has its own followers. JWM has only one sweet spot 1024x768. Netbooks maybe able to run 800x480 with some changes. Otherwise easy to use.

Antix is nice Mepis, without any hassle. The developer has a sense of Linux minimalist.

Minime is small PcLos. RPM based.

For nrewer computers:

Etc. is Linux of lessor popularity maybe. Zandros)Knoppix), Linpus(Fedora) Ubuntu(Debian), Suse(slackware) or Sled10(sp2) and others such as gOs(Ubuntu Google) with much more polish because they are preloaded on new netbooks of up to 1 gB of drams, using firefox2/3.

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#2 2009-03-25 16:11:37

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

The best chef would tell you that recipes are adapted from the past, then you improve the taste and presentation. Then you look for the ultimate ways of cooking it faster and /or more tender.

I will only admit that our recipes are plentiful, nothing like the three bite theory of many courses of culinary.

Buit then, Linux with its many flavours of distros are often three bites and you have to move on. Austrumi needs some attention because it is the only multilingual distro. Nothing else like it. Andrejs and agita did not emphasize its strength. But the day will come when others will add their own native language like the Greek and Italian locals in Austrumi. Someday, I will add the quick way to add your own native language using austrumi on this forum.

I know Wolven and Wolvix and his help on kernels. The question is how Wolvix will stand out as a necessary operating system with its own specialties. Speed is not enogh, eyecandy is not enough, compatible with hardware is not enough, and bugfree is not enough. It takes killer apps to stand out. Apps that has more tools and utilities(plug-ins) to do object technology? Austrumi had attempted website server as killer apps(lampss stack). But alas, you need  drupal or phpbb to be killer apps. Or you might use Twitter as you website to attract followers and follow others websites?

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#3 2009-04-16 11:50:04

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

I downloaded your 1.8.5 version this a.m. and was pleasantly surprised to see the Nvidia drivers and the Wired intenet was up and running. I then tried the Wireless but you don't have a USB adapter ZD1211rw module in the module list.  I then did a USB flash install that took all of 30 seconds, which was surprising to say the least. Trouble was it booted Ok! but Firefox crashed once it got a site up .
My opinion is,( allowing for the short time I have played with it ) it is hard to navigate compared to Puppy. I say this because when I look at a new program I try and imagine a newcomer to Linux and what they would see and feel.
Mind you, its way ahead of Slitaz, Slitaz is a joke.

 

#4 2009-04-16 13:16:30

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

Thanks for telling us your experience.

The wired ethernet is a fall back surething. Wireless used to be handled by dhcpcd, fallback to 802.11/b.

Austrumi is not puppy in the old days. It has different apps for different versions. Today, it still has multilanguages, but is more like puppy otherwise on Xorg limitations depending on your hardware. You are very lucky to have a few sweetspots.

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#5 2011-08-11 11:32:35

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

Lately JoliOS tries to outdo ChromeOS by doing gears on desktop. The concept is sound. It relieves the mad traffic on the net. It allows you to work offline viewing then input to the net when and if you are ready.

The concept needed to be understood by the user to be useful. You can prepare many posts to be uploaded at the same time, instead of doing piece meal jamming the traffic on the net.

Is it going to be popular, I doubt it. The desktop apps as gears of social network for Twitter, when you follow a large crowd would be idea, For Facebook with no friends, gears are useless. For youTube with large number of files download is also not much help. So, JoliOs might also bite the dust without OEM support by publishing multiboot Linux choices. Enterprise system may need gears, but JoliOS did not have the apps for any data centers.

If OEM publishes too many Linux distros for multiboot, they need multi support to kill bugs galore; pity the IT support people. If they sink or swim with only one distro, its popularity of GUI will sell very few computers.

Footnote:
Netbooks with WinCE embedded operating system also have YouTube on the desktop. Which can be gears for browser. WinCE needs a little more autoupdate to be more usable. It has the flavour of WinXP but not the names of the functions. So, it takes a while to explore and see if every app is workable. IE6 needs more like Adobe flash player. But otherwise can be enterprise ready with desktop apps as gears to database search reports or email upload all at the same time, when ready. Every function on Sylvania netbook WinCE has been checked out as a tiny operating system. Whereas, Android still has bugs on tablets and netbooks.

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#6 2011-08-12 10:14:43

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

WinCE autoupdate through neighbor's encrypted WiFi to free WiFi radio accounts? Only Microsoft download, no upload due to encryption. Some of my neighbors have also dropped out from costly cableTV subscription lately.

Sylvania netbooks office suite was updated with enterprise quality software such as planmaker. I have a 4 gB SD card added to the netbook.  Now it has excel, foxitreader, Wordpad, planmaker, presentations, and textmaker. Added about 34 mB of software.

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#7 2011-08-19 19:10:00

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

Since tablets and netbooks are using WinCE the embedded operating system, its use on enterprise system must have more apps. Microsoft provided many programs for developers of apps. But for users, you have many programs since the Sinclair computer programming for ARM cpu then.

To download these WinCE apps from cnet is easy.

The list of apps goes on, but there are calender 1.0 and scheduler 1.0 for interested users to download.

So, WinCE apps stores will be coming soon. Middleware is used to sort out internet data mining, then use it for email soliciting.

Things will be looking up as Microsoft get more WinCE preinstalled tablets and netbooks.

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#8 2011-08-25 14:05:45

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

Its time to see if tinycore development is ready for the prime time?

The latest version is 3.8.3, and kernel is 2.6.33. But the basic philosophy of how to use Tinycore is still the same. You need eth0 to connect to repository to download programs you need. We have to wait for a change to WiFi preference to boot in our public library.

So, for now, we have to ask the Tinycore developer to adjust the boot process to install wifi drivers and firmware. Until then, stripped down laptops have trouble using hdd for downloaded tinycore apps. We need to mount pcmcia card reader(or ide cf card) to store tinycore apps.

This shows that some distros are not looking at new computer architecture that can save battery use, and speed up computers using other than hdd storage.

We have to ask Tinycore users to look at the new computer architecture? Tinycore is best suited to run in minimum of drams, but must load apps into nand cf cards for more speed.

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#9 2011-09-09 09:07:31

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

When people look at tiny Linux, they think that tiny means lean and mean. When you look at the inefficiencies of tiny Linux; you know that all of them can still be stripped down further.

Too many programs do not work(must be stripped down or gotten rid of). Too many commands do not work. Often apps lack save, edit and launch features, after mounting a storage device such as USB key(architecture), which are in the kernels and need a gui to perform. ie. SliTaz text editor only can save to cdrom, not USB key.

So, open source had too many hobbist, not professional enough to clean up the computer architecture first, then add feature in apps to make the computer more powerful.

For Linux to survive as an operating system, its computer architecture has to have cpu platforms, USB bus and USB memory flash preferred. Communications will be from USB to WiFi. Then the operating system will be able to access all of its resources in the architecture. Apps will have all the resources addressed.

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#10 2012-04-27 10:05:01

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

Slitaz 3.0 stable was the best one for older laptops with Pentium III cpu and various video and audio chipsets. Perfect for orinoco wifi chipsets. Midori hack is usable, but firefox maybe better.

SliTaz 4.0 stable has just been released. It is for more desktop than cloud. Video drivers may have problems on older laptops. WiFi may have missing firmware. In general better browsers can be installed than v3.0. Memory usage is down to 54 mB on live install. But user password is root/root, which is annoying if you use desktop or tazpanel.

Still v4.0 is more of competition for tiny desktop distros. If you stick to cloud; v3.0 with 512 mB of memory just zips along.

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#11 2012-06-10 08:45:48

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

It is now able to predict the new operating system for big data on the internet, depends on the browser design.

Browser must be able to handle webpage operating system of realtime packets and javascript to send packets back to website to continue the webpage app.

Anything less, using old Linux kernels of hdd or other peripherals will not do.

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#12 2013-05-10 10:40:12

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

The difference between Austrumi and other computer operating systems is no longer important, because of browser operating system and website operating system in scripts on webpage. Each webpage is an operating system for big data application. You never have to leave webpage to operate your phone or iPad. Scripts are waiting for your data input.

This means each webpage is a bulletin board system that can suppy all the data you need. The old computers are no longer satisfying your needs. iPads are now taking over the internet with browser operating system.

iPad is not a laptop computer; it is a larger screen smartphone.

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#13 2013-09-28 21:44:29

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Re: Austrumi VS SliTaz, DSL, Puppy, Antix, Minime, etc. ?

Austrumi is important multi language operating system, you can use milti-lingual or bilingual. No other operating system can change language in single session.

But this is now possible by using browsers of different language to get bigdata webpage on the internet for your own personal productivity.

To keep up with Austrumi versions for download:

ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/

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