Absolute-Lite is a lightweight version of the Absolute Linux distribution.
First, let me say that Mr Sherman is a Genius! What a great Distro!
Please see also the real Absolute Linux
This is really his work, I just removed some apps, added Slim and some eye-candy wallpaper. Paul Sherman's Icewm Desktop is off the chain!
So, I wanted to install the new Absolute 13.0.8 into my lappy but, I only have 4gb hdd and Debian Lenny already had 1+gb of it.
The absolute 13.0.8 install is about 3.7GB!
And it has both GDM and XDM!
So, I said how can I slim it down to a smaller size and retain desktop,etc. Well, I got it down to 1.9GB installed and got the iso down to 352MB!
I only took out big apps like Openoffice, Abiword, Gimp, etc all of these apps can be reinstalled via Gslapt pkg manager I noticed though that Gslapt doesn't seem to do dependency checking so, to reinstall abiword or anything, make sure you also install like gucharmap, cups,etc
Also removed GDM/XDM for Slim Display Manager
Please see this thread for more on the troubles
The install setup, etc I didnt touch. Absolute, by default, installs everything on iso without prompting.
I did add you cosmetic changes to desktop, a wallpaper and made a Slim
theme for it. Its really nice, lite and no mistakes by me
Please note I couldn't have done it without Ponce, Gapan, and Knudfl.
Window Manager: Icewm
Display Manager: Slim
No users and no passwords set as it is a Slack install CD. It is NOT a LiveCD!
Info article: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/absolute-lite-13.0.8-rc1-is-born-787202/
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Removed Openoffice, Abiword, Gimp, ImageMagick and many other apps from /xap and /ap