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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 01-09-2018, 07:42 AM   #16
fatmac
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There other L/W distros that I like, but AntiX is what I always return to.
 
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:45 PM   #17
ShadowCat8
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Wink Tiny Core Linux

Well,

I have to give this one to Tiny Core Linux.

While I haven't had an opportunity to play with it recently, but I have had to use it in the past, and for "Lightweight", I have yet to see anything come close; 8MB to get it running, 12MB if you want a desktop.

How much more lightweight can you get?

HTH.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 12:14 PM   #18
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antiX of course.
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:56 PM   #19
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antix, its lightweight, highly configurable and extremely stable.
 
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:00 AM   #20
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antiX of course.
Agreed there DO. :-)
 
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:12 AM   #21
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Puppy Linux, hands down. And I do run it on a P4 with 1 GB RAM.....

Though AntiX comes a close second.....!


Mike.
 
Old 01-13-2018, 08:20 AM   #22
jdmeaux1952
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lightweight

Definitely antix since it can be used on older computers AND it is no memory hog. At least you get to customize it with the window manager you want if you need even less memory usage.
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:46 PM   #23
gregladen
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but what about...

Raspbian?
 
Old 01-23-2018, 10:02 PM   #24
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I mistakenly voted for ArchBang, because I confused it with CrunchBang (BunsenLabs, now).
 
Old 01-23-2018, 10:45 PM   #25
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Unhappy lubuntu missing

I'm not a big fan of Ubuntu at all,in fact I don't use it unless I am required to, but in this particular case I found lubuntu the best distro I tried for an old PC with a 32 bits processor.
 
Old 01-24-2018, 04:29 PM   #26
rowo
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Q4OS using Trinity should be added as well.
 
Old 01-24-2018, 04:33 PM   #27
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I'm not a big fan of Ubuntu at all,in fact I don't use it unless I am required to, but in this particular case I found lubuntu the best distro I tried for an old PC with a 32 bits processor.
I don't understand it, but when I resuscitated my netbook, Lubuntu was the first distro I put on it - and it was the worst for performance. Debian and Slackware [both with LXDE] were way better. Lubuntu just felt bloated to me.
 
Old 01-24-2018, 04:39 PM   #28
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Q4OS using Trinity should be added as well.
Agreed.
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:55 PM   #29
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Q4OS has been added.

--jeremy
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:55 PM   #30
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Q4OS has been added.

--jeremy
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