Hi everyone, I was wondering if its possible for the Linux Mint developers to make a REALLY BASIC and small operating system, just for browsing the web and with Flash and Java enabled?(yes I already know about LXDE and FLUXBOX but you really can't call them "basic")
I know about LXDE, XFCE, and Fluxbox already but they ALL have .iso files that are over 600mb; this is a problem for laptops because they have significantly slower optical drives than do computers. Also, it takes a reaaaaly long time for those operating systems to load on a computer or laptop with 192mb ram and NO HARDDRIVE! For example, my Toshiba Satellite A100(garbage laptop..DO NOT BUY ANY TOSHIBAS! THEY BREAK IN 2 MONTHS!) has only 192mb ram(the other 64mb is used for ATI graphics), 1.7GHz Intel Celeron M processor, and NO HARDDRIVE; booting off a LXDE cd takes for everrrrr, like 1 and a half hours on my laptop!
So far i have tried just about ALL of the lightweight Linux champions; xPUD, SliTaz, Lubuntu, XFCE, FLUXBOX, DamnSmallLinux(DSL), Puppy Linux, Slax, but NONE of them can function properly on a computer without a harddrive!
xPud worked on my laptop, but using Firefox on a computer with 192mb ram made it crash, and the same thing with PuppyLinux; SliTaz was awesome! it worked verrryyy fast, but unfortunately I had to manually install Flash using "taz-pkg" (I like "apt-get" better), and when in the installation process, IT CRASHES; DSL might have been a good distro, but i never got to find out because the booting process left me with a blank screen with the terminal only, no GUI; Slax was also a really good distro(it even recognized my laptop's wi-fi with no sweat!), but the KDE environment made it heavyweight and so, whenever i would try to browse YouTube or any sites with video, it would always crash the browser.
What im asking here is that we really need an operating system just for browsing the web(with flash and java included by default, if possible). The distro should also be verrryyy small, meaning no larger than 150mb; it should have a verryyyyy lightweight graphical user interface[like fluxbox]; and ONLY include web browsing applications or chat applications; NO JUNKWARE and just the very minimum amount of ram usage possible without using any applications (meaning that ram usage should be less than or equal to 40mb when idle).
Thanks for listening; please comment on whether it is possible to make this Linux Mint distro.