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Smallest functional GUI/*exe supportive OS?

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#1 Pajajn


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

Im looking for an extremely small Operative system which supports .exe files and msi installers just like windows. What i don't need is autoinstallers for drivers, i rather install my browser myself etc 

as small as possible i dont need support for printing or anything just purely 
Exe support/msi 
userinterface like windows xp/w7 or similiar with start button 

Anyone? I tried Tiny7 and Tiny micro XP but both let me down can't find a image file without alot of crap stuff inside..

Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2013 - 05:43 PM.
Moved from AV, Firewall to Linux - Hamluis.

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#2 Mr Gibberish

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:27 AM

linux operating systems don't support .exe as it is a windows format. you can install wine on many linux distros. Wine (aka Winehq) is a program designed to act as a compatibility layer attempting to run windows software (such .exe files) on linux. And yes Most distros come with alot of junk inside, it's one of the downsides of linux :(


You can also check out reactOS which is an experimental windows XP alternative, it runs windows software natively.


As far as appearnce goes, you can install different window managers, some of which allow themes to be installed. KDE-look.org is a great place to see what people are making.


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