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DesktopLinux: Lesser Known "Mini" Linux Runs from RAM

Jan 29, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Mustang Linux, a fork of Buffalo Linux and a newcomer to the 'mini' Linux distribution field, achieved a v2.3.1 release earlier this month. The lightweight distro, which can run entirely from RAM, is based on a 2.6.16 kernel and offers a choice of desktops, the project team said.

"Like some other 'mini' Linux distros, such as Puppy, Mustang boots from the CD and loads the base operating system into RAM, without requiring a hard drive. It occupies 168MB of RAMDISK and requires a system having a 586 (or greater) processor and at least 256MB of total RAM..."

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