Found my old Linux Distro – formerly on DistroWatch top 100 a million years ago

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Hi all. After a million years (or rather +/- 15) I ran the Linux distro I once was working on back between 2002-2004 – Deep-Water Linux. https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=deepwater – it’s discontinued. There was once BerliOS which hosted it, but that went off as well. Back in the day, I used to update on releases on FreshMeat/FreeCode – that’s now down too. Back then Deep-Water was aimed at you being able to run a small live-CD distro and do any necessary fixes or whatever you might need to do – I think these days that’s where Slax Linux went – https://www.slax.org/ By today’s standards, it would be considered an ultra-lightweight distro – you could boot it on a system with 64MB or mem, or if you had 128 than the whole system got loaded into memory. It had X, my custom panel, icons written in C/Xlib, and a file manager done in TCL/TK. Looking back we probably lost something when Freecode died and a lot of folks had their projects on BerliOS – I never moved somewhere else. I’m thinking if I should put Deep-Water Linux somewhere online – if for nothing else than as a log that it existed. It is definitely more suitable running on something like a ThinkPad 600e than any modern machine <- that was actually the machine I developed it on, so I know it runs on that type of old metal. I’m also sometimes being nostalgic – but I guess those times when I could invest a horrible amount of time into something and not look at returns is over. It might also be true that the reasons why my old distro was created are no longer here. Me personally I had to move to a Mac back in +/- 2009 or so when I delved deep into iOS development and I have been just occasionally running Debian in a VM. In retrospect, I think that if the ideas behind Deep-Water were moved forward – if the project was continued it might have transformed itself, but who knows. In essence, I’m just thinking of the best place to upload the .iso and post some relevant information, but I don’t see the distro be usable on anything new. submitted by /u/VysokoAnime [link] [comments]

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