J-Nix provides everything the home user needs, and as little else as possible. This makes J-Nix more secure, faster to run, faster to install.
The things the home user needs are
* word processor,
* spreadsheet program,
* presentation program.
Mozilla and Open Office do these well, better than Microsoft does and with incredibly fewer vulnerabilituies to hackers, worms and viruses.,
We took a lot of material only of interest to programmers OUT.
Then we made it as easy as possible to use the first time. Insert the CD and one boots to a pleasant screen ready to browse, email, instant message or look at news. We used through Mozilla (FireFox) for most of the web and Gaim for instant messaging.
We took out compilers, seven different text editors, web servers, email servers, several emulators, and localization except for US English.
We took out almost 200 M bytes from the CD, and a Gig from the hard drive space used.
We left in the system tools for getting packages, apt and kpackage so a web savvy user can add in any package they need.
Easier to start with. Easy to add what you need. What could be better?