README sposkpat - Single Purpose Operating System Kpatience
1. Burn the image sposkpat-xxx.iso to CD/DVD,
write (not copy) the image sposkpat-xxx.iso to a USB-device as follows:
dd if=sposkpat-xxx.iso of=/dev/sdx
where sdx is your USB device, be careful with dd, be very sure about the /dev/sdx.
You can find the right device name by looking in dmesg's output after plugging in the stick, or better yet,
ls -l /dev/disk/by-id
dd can destroy the contents and partitions of your main disks when used with the wrong letter for x.
Your whole USB-device will be overwritten.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ (not tested)
[http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/coreutils.htm has dd for Windows (not tested)]
3. Set your BIOS to boot from CD or USB. (At startup press F10 or del in most cases to get into the BIOS).
4. Savely ignore all bootmessages, and be a little patient. The game will start automatically.
To give sposkpat a try you can run it inside a virtual machine, qemu tested:
/usr/bin/qemu -monitor stdio -vga std -m 758 -no-fd-bootchk -no-acpi -boot d -net none -serial none -parallel none -name "sposkpat" -cdrom /home/sposkpat/sposkpat-xxx.iso
even inside qemu on Windows and Q on the Mac (not tested).
Press Ctrl + Alt to release mouse again to get out of qemu.
VMware also works (tested on the Mac).
Distractionless Patience card game
(a.k.a. klondike, solitaire, пасьянс, त्यागी, kesabaran, türelem, ẩn sỉ, ソリティア, 接龍, سوليتير).
Keeps other things out of your way (not even a clock included).
1. No logins, no passwords.
2. Hard disks are put to sleep (less noise, saving power).
3. Runs completely in RAM.
4. Shutdown by power-button is safe anytime.
5. No internet connection.
6. No virus-risks.
7. The distractional menu's don't work.
Note 1: Playing solitaire games helps you to greatly improve your attention span and enhance the ability to concentrate.
Note 2: You can even boot sposkpat on a virus-infected machine (not inside a virtuel machine).
Based on KDE's kpat.
Build on Linux Debian/GNU 6.0 with live-build.
Free. Use at your own risk. Have fun. No guarantees. GPL'ed