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    • Porteus can be downloaded, installed to a usb pendrive, booted live, installed to a hard drive and fully configured in the time it would take to boot Arch Linux, which would then take a week to configure before it inevitably broke. Guest • Aug 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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