So, I have a very old Dell Mini 9 netbook, currently with v. old #Linux Lite on it - and I figure I want to stick something on that is minimal and fast, possibly terminal only. I only want #emacs + #orgmode on it - mainly for note-taking. Now I am a #mutt user, maybe pop that on.
So I thought why not have a go at #arch linux!
Trouble is it's i686 CPU, Arch doesn't do that sort of thing anymore.
Anyone know another equally speedy/min distro that does?
It seems to run ok, so far. In fact a little snappier than the old Linux Lite that was on there.
I'm open to all suggestions (thanks for the one so far), because this isn't a desktop situation, more a notetaking platform I can carry about with me.
As long as it does #emacs I can continue my journey up that learning curve whilst capturing pertinent notes on the way.
@spelk gentoo I guess, but never tried that.
On then linux side i would guess debian or alpine will run quite well with alpine being extremely lightweight but also very minimalistic out of the box. Another option would be one of the BSDs as they also don't need powerfull hardware when used for textmode stuff.
@spelk sshfs can be nice for swapping data on remote machines, such as storing notes. Unison also works nice with that.
Wgetpaste can post your notes on line, and tootstream lets you toot them.
Rmarkdown lets you write millions of tiny notes and compile the ones you like into nice PDFs, webpages, or whatever.
@spelk I use Void for the same purpose on an old Dell as well. Just Emacs and basic browsing. I've tried some lightweight distros but Void seems the one that has it running the fastest.
A dark place for a dark future.