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View Poll Results: Lightweight Distribution of the Year
antiX 33 27.27%
ArchBang 17 14.05%
Puppy Linux 36 29.75%
Slax 18 14.88%
Tiny Core Linux 11 9.09%
WattOS 2 1.65%
Q4OS 4 3.31%
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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Lightweight Distribution of the Year


A new category this year. What distribution do you think is best suited for a lightweight environment?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2018, 12:13 PM   #2
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My favorite is q4os.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 05:26 AM   #3
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the term "lightweight" is highly controversial, its meaning much depends on the users age/perception.
and the choice of distros is extremely limited; there's so many choices, a poll doesn't really make sense here.

there's a window of linux usability on older hardware, imho it's about ten years.
when that window closes, what distro still has a high chance of succesfully installing without too much fuss?
that would be a more interesting question.
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:05 AM   #4
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Slax, because Slackware. But I would also assume Void to be lightweight...
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:52 AM   #5
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Slax, because Slackware. But I would also assume Void to be lightweight...
Slax is now based on Debian. Have you used Void to see if your assumption is correct?
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:53 AM   #6
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Eww.

I actually use Void, see my signature.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 08:03 AM   #7
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Eww.

I actually use Void, see my signature.
So, would you say it is lightweight? Would you use it on a P4 with 1GB RAM, for example?
If so, request it be added to the list of options.

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Old 01-04-2018, 08:10 AM   #8
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The "minimal" Void system with musl should work fine on a P4. I don't really have a machine from that time ready as of now, so I won't guarantee it yet. At least they claim that a P4 is enough.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 03:50 PM   #9
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AntiX
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:52 PM   #10
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antiX FTW!
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:03 PM   #11
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antiX, and a hat-tip to anticapitalista for his continued excellent work on it.
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:05 PM   #12
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antiX, and a hat-tip to anticapitalista for his continued excellent work on it.
+1 The antiX & MX team are doing excellent work.
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:00 PM   #13
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I miss gentoo

As I only use a few components from each desktop environment for example

I only use a few components each from anything. and I can remove functionality with use-flags.

I do not know any binary distro which comes close

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Voted nothing as it is heavily binary distro biased

and up to discussion what is leightweight.

arch linux / slackware / linux mint which i used past few years or tried are all bloated definitely
 
Old 01-04-2018, 10:03 PM   #14
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Puppy, but also use Tiny Core sometimes.

My lightest weight *installed* is Xubuntu - runs fast enough on an 11-year old 64 bit single core machine (not noticeably slower than Lubuntu; Ubuntu was just *that much* too slow.)
 
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #15
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Pixel PC (Raspian OS for Intel chips)
 
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