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LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!

Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes

This page is focused on Windows 10 & Windows 11 users, in an attempt to show them the many ‘Specialized’ OS options offered by Linux ‘n Linuxes. Linux can be installed on a USB for a ‘Portable‘ OS and/or as a ‘Rescue‘ OS and/or an ‘Anti-forensic‘ OS and/or a ‘Penetration Testing‘ OS and/or a ‘Privacy Surfing‘ OS and/orMultimedia‘ OS and/orVirtual Machine Tools‘ OS and/or an OS for the ‘Visually Impairedand/or .. and/or .. pretty much anything you can imagine … well, except ‘Dat!  🙄

Foundation Post‘ – Part XII : Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

  1. Linus Torvalds has explained why the so-called Linux “Desktop” OS ‘Stinks‘: ‘For the last 20 years, I kept hearing how Linux on the Desktop would go mainstream in “five years.” “One of the problems Desktop” Linux has is it’s not made for “normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…”
  2. Linus Torvalds on Why Linux Hasn’t Succeeded on Desktop: ‘I still wish we were better at having a standardize desktop that goes across all the distributions … It’s more of a personal annoyance how the fragmentation of the different vendors have, I think, held the desktop back a bit … It seems to be that Chromebooks and Android are the paths towards the desktop.

Many “Desktop” Linux users have tried to push Linux onto Windows users for years, as a primary OS, and it simply hasn’t worked. Those “Desktop” Linux users have missed an opportunity & the point of Linux, IMHO. Point is – Linux makes a great secondary and/or tertiary OS, in a World where most people use at least Two OSes daily (e.g. computer ‘n phone).


Original Series

8/11/2021: FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5) – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/10/2021: SteamOS GNU/Linux 2.0: “Build your own Steam Machine” – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/08/2021: GParted & Clonezilla: 2 Small GNU/Linux Distros – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/06/2021: The ‘Gobbledygook’ that *IS* “Desktop” Linux – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/04/2021: Turn Old Unused Computer into a Jukebox or Music Server w/ VortexBox Linux – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/03/2021: Manjaro *BLOATED* ‘Girlie’ Distro vs Superfit 4MLinux Distro – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’


Latest Posts

8/6/2022: Linux as a ‘Companion OS‘ to Windows 11 – focusing on stable, portable, fast, lightweight, and ‘Passwordless‘ Porteus-v5.0 & Sparky 7.0 Linux OSes

7/25/2022: PCLinuxOS 2022 – KDE Plasma: ‘Radically Simple‘ & ‘So cool ice cubes are jealous‘ – Attn: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, and Windows 8 users.

7/18/2022: Regata OS 21 KDE Plasma: – ‘Ready for those who love to play‘ w/ features like Regata OS Game Access + GameMode and FSR – *Attn* Gamers!

July 2022 Porteus v5.0 series:

6/25/2022: KaOS 2022.06: perfect ‘KDE Plasma Trainer‘ for interested Linux users & a great little Linux OS for potential Windows users: ‘Special Purpose Category‘ is still as a ‘KDE Plasma Trainer‘. A new review – *PLUS* – an update on using the “Pin to Task Manager” method of adding app icons to the Panel instead of the “Add to Panel (Widget)” method.

5/25/2022: Clonezilla Live – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

5/10/2022: Fedora 36 Cinnamon SPIN – Windows 10/11 user? Thinking about checking Linux out? This is the Linux Distro that gives you all of it, from stability to bleeding-edge.

4/3/2022: Porteus CINNAMON v4.0: Fulltime Root user option + great ‘Companion OS‘ for Win 10/11 & Linux Testing – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes‘

3/31/2022: Porteus 5.0-rc3: Install to USB + create a savefile.dat container + add Firefox – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes‘ – Still needs work but I like the possibilities of Modular type of Distros in the future.

*2/19/2022: KaOS Linux 2022.02 – an *EXCELLENT* ‘KDE Plasma Trainer‘ – Part 2

*2/17/2022: KaOS Linux 2022.02 – an *EXCELLENT* ‘KDE Plasma Trainer‘ – Part 1

1/28/2022: MiniMinMiniPC for $14.16 – ‘Problem is, it’s for Linux, so there are *NO* willing Investors‘

1/19/2022: Linuxfx 11 Free Edition Win11 Theme – PLUS – ‘Run Android games and apps (with PlayStore)‘ – Have an old Win7 or Win10 computer? Give this a try ‘n it’s User Friendly.

12/19/2021: Fedora 35 Cinnamon SPINS – ‘my new Linux Distro choice for #1 in the Desktop Duty category‘ – Linux Distro I use most ‘n it is #1 in the ‘Desktop Duty‘ category.

12/17/2021: Kaisen Linux System Rescue – Great Secondary OS, for Windows 11 users, wid ‘Portability‘ & ‘Rescue‘ ability.

12/10/2021: GeckoLinux Rolling Cinnamon – @ just 1.45 GBs it lacks the *BLOAT* of overrated Arch ‘n ‘Archies‘

11/15/2021: SparkyLinux Cinnamon – with ‘Fulltime Linux Root User‘ option

10/29/2021: Install EasyOS 3.1 onto an SSD in one ‘Simple Step‘ – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes‘

10/28/2021: Tired of the Linux Terminal, the Command Line Interface (CLI), ‘Pesky‘ Passwords, Bloatware, a complicated OS meant for Technical people, etcetera? Try EasyOS 3.1 – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes‘

10/25/2021: AlmaLinux 8.4 ‘Electric Cheetah‘ – *EXCELLENT* Companion OS for Windows 11 – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

9/06/2021: Lakka Linux transforms a computer into a game console – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/28/2021: Ubuntu Studio via Ubuntu 20.04.3 – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/25/2021: Linux CloudReady v92.3 – DistroWatch – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/24/2021: SparkyLinux MinimalGUI & Rescue Editions – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/23/2021: PINE64 introduces the PineNote – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/21/2021: 157 ‘Specialized’ Linux Distros – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/13/2021: Steam Deck has SteamOS 3.0 Linux (Arch-based) – ‘Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes’

8/12/2021: Astra Linux Common Edition – ‘Puppy saves Bear ‘n Blogger!!!’