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  • #11
    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    It just hit me that this is a "live" distribution, which makes it *very* useful indeed. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this.
    Yes I didn't realise the first time I read too, that's why I posted when I understood XD

    Because installing etc.. all the stuff is quite annoying just for a few tests.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by dl.zerocool View Post
      Yes I didn't realise the first time I read too, that's why I posted when I understood XD

      Because installing etc.. all the stuff is quite annoying just for a few tests.
      Was having "Live" in the title not clear enough?
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #13
        Apparently not

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        • #14
          Well, seriously now. Isn't it possible to size it down to a CD instead of a DVD? Also the memory requirements looks huge to me... What's the reason behind such enormous requirements?

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          • #15
            Originally posted by VinzC View Post
            Well, seriously now. Isn't it possible to size it down to a CD instead of a DVD?
            Most computers that were built within the past 36 months or so have DVD drives... What's the reason for wanting it on a CD? The size will only get bigger with more tests.

            Originally posted by VinzC View Post
            Also the memory requirements looks huge to me... What's the reason behind such enormous requirements?
            Running demanding tests in RAM sort of consumes a lot of memory.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              Most computers that were built within the past 36 months or so have DVD drives... What's the reason for wanting it on a CD? The size will only get bigger with more tests.
              Damn Small Linux is 50 MB, which might also sound ridiculous.

              Why? Well, for the challenge first. Having a DVD drive most of the time doesn't mean it's the only one to target. Some even have no removable drives (by choice I suppose). Having to burn a DVD for only 1 Gig doesn't make me want to go for it. Or make it 4 Gigs and I'll be happy!

              Unless this is for testing monster machines that already are unaffordable to most people -- you know, like «who's got the biggest...»

              I don't know... Since PTS has testing profiles, why not categorize? Like profiles for CPU/memory/disk benchmarking only, video, 3D/2D, whatever. Amongst these profile sets, there must be which don't necessarily require that lot of resources, right? Also is Gnome absolutely unavoidable? Or is a lighter desktop also possible? Like XFCE, LXDE... I think there should be many ways to fine-tune the size and requirements of a PTS distribution.

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              • #17
                I can see this being very useful to me, though not as a benchmark but more of a thorough system/burn-in test.

                I'm pulling it down now, thanks for doing this.

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                • #18
                  Ubuntu is not the fastest, at least in a short test, will test more later maybe. Here stock speed tests without EIST:

                  http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...23-26178-18490

                  Live images booted with toram option (via network, but that does not matter).

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                  • #19
                    @bridgman

                    Btw. Kanotix64 iso images had PTS on it much longer, you just did never test it it seems

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                    • #20
                      Start a Torrent? Making a Live USB???

                      I've been having trouble downloading PTS Desktop Live from softpedia -- stupid flaky WiFi! -- so I thought I might get it via a torrent. I googled 'torrent PTS Desktop' but came up empty... I wonder if anyone has seeded one yet? If not, and assuming Phoronix has no objections, and further assuming that I manage to download a clean copy, would it make sense for me to start a torrent of it?

                      My plan is to install PTS Desktop Live on a SD card and run it off that. I've never created a Live USB stick before, but I assume it can be done using "Create a USB Startup Disk" (on Ubuntu Intrepid)?

                      Thanks!

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