milax eee

MilaX is an operating system based on Solaris Nevada. What sets MilaX apart is the fact that it’s designed to run on a USB flash drive. The operating system has pretty low system requirements, which makes it ideal for running on slower systems like older computers or modern netbooks. It requires just 256MB of RAM and a pentium or Celeron CPU.

The team behind MilaX recently launched version 0.4, as well as a version optimized for running on Eee PC netbooks.

This isn’t really an operating system for casual netbook users. But if you’re an OS junkie looking for another fix, it might be worth checking out.

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3 replies on “MilaX OS optimized for Eee PCs, runs from a thumb drive”

  1. What license? If it has the OpenSolaris License, then for some OEMs, this might be worth looking into. If it has the right license then there is no harm in helping with the development of this OS.

    Note if using an SSD with any device – here posted before are some hints to keep it running better for the long haul:

    PATA or SATA?
    Drop in replacements for netbook HD’s for various models?
    see: SSDs are not better, they are provably very much worse

    From above link – help for your SSD:
    Furthermore, implement the instructions to get /var/log and /tmp on a ramdisk (/tmpfs).
    Especially make sure you get Firefox’s sqlite files on a ramdisk. If anything burns your SSDs, it will be Firefox.
    There are links in the article to some other help sites (titles of links):

    How to: Reduce Disk Writes to Prolong the Life of your Flash Drive
    Imp rove Firefox 3 Speeds with tmpfs
    Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs (RAM) [Linux only]
    Firefox cache in ramdisk (tmpfs)
    Firefox cache in ramdisk (tmpfs)
    Speed up Firefox with tmpfs
    How to Speed-up Firefox Significantly with tmpfs!

    Maybe the OS here is something to look at for:
    Looking for something for a Gecko Edubook (IDE) and MAYBE this OS is the one to look at…

    Would love to see the speed and power savings of ARM and Qualcomm stuff shown in EeePC (the one taken from Computex show floor that is a mystery), with Pixel Qi screen, and the AA battery design of the Gecko Edubook. With a fast SSD that has ECC and wearleveling. AND with a netbook OS for the long term that does not keep changing all the time like Ubuntu does.

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