Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2005, at 22:35, John P. Looney wrote:
>>> On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 03:47:59PM +0100, Paul Biggar mentioned:
>>> Its got gaim, firefox, openoffice and evolution, and runs gnome
>>> folded into the kernel so its very fast.
>>>> I do not think that word means what you think it means.
>From the website:
"This 'kernel-stripping' was quite a challenge, since we were working with
Knoppix, which is KDE. Further, we built right into the kernel as much of
the system as we could -- Gnome is part of the kernel, in other words. By
doing that, too, we were able to save a huge amount of space.
But, the trade-off is that you cannot upgrade the kernel nor Gnome without
totally trashing your installation. What you can upgrade is anything that
doesn't touch the kernel or Gnome. And we added all of the libraries we
could think of to Gnome that would support expansion. So, to add a music
player, you need download only two files: the player and its particular
support library. Everything else was built into the kernel."
Haven't checked if it's true though..
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