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Last Review by fatmac - posted: 03-27-2015 11:27 AM
Not only installable from a CD, now there are pendrive installation images.
Can be used live from pendrives or SD(HC) cards.
Some network/wifi adapters not supported because the manufacturers won't release the code; need to check first to avoid disappointment.
You may find your favourite program is not available, but there are suitable alternatives.
You will need to know the basics of how unix works to get the best from the system. Full documentation is available to be read by the user, when needed, & there is a comprehensive FAQ.
All in all, a very good O/S.
I have been using AntiX for a couple of years now, & it has made my life easy not having to search for any extras, which I had to do when running plain Debian.
Being lightweight, it is a good distro to bring your old machine back to life with modern software.
(A good replacement for that old XP machine.)
I always come back to this distro.
It is the modern 'Damn Small Linux' of the Linux world. It is mainly a very lightweight live web browsing distro for old and new hardware.
It uses 'crunchbox' instead of the 'GNU utils', which can cause some problems with some GNU programs, but generally works well.
Well worth investigating - but dowload the 'cooking' version, as it is the more upto date version, soon to be release 5.
Whilst trying this version of FreeBSD, I found it to be a somewhat heavy system, if you have the resources, it is a good BSD desktop system. I had it running on a 3.4ghz i3 with 4gb ram, and a dual 1ghz, 1gb ram system, but found it slow compared to my usual Linux distro. (Perhaps because it uses ZFS.)
Whilst this distro was one of the first lightweight live installable distros, it has become stuck in the past, nothing new since 2012. It still works, but trying to get security updates seems unlikely. I would leave this distro to the history books.
There are better more modern lightweight distros out there now, such as SliTaz, which I like.
I use 'base' mainly because I need a web browser, music player, and a movie player - all included in the 'base' distro, plus much more, yet only about 1.5gb installation.
N.B. The 'base' version has been dropped in 13.2, so this 13.1 is the latest, however, install it and just 'upgrade' to bring it right upto date.