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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2017. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th.


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 02-02-2018, 07:37 AM   #31
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware GNU/Linux,FreeBSD Unix,OpenSolaris Unix,OpenBSD Unix,NetBSD Unix,FreeDOS,Replicant/Android
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Equally, NetBSD, or some old version of Slackware, or the latest, but select minimalist (maybe only command-line) package sets you want from the very short one-page list you can do that. I'd probably never even consider anything else unless (apart from various software requirements) meeting similar pre-1995 style including based on 1970s hacker culture before RMS could no longer convince others at a certain college/university lab to stop using passwords.
Old 02-03-2018, 03:54 AM   #32
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware 14.2_64_multilib - freebsd - devuan
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:36 AM   #33
Registered: Apr 2016
Location: Barcelona
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Debian-based, SystemD-free, 32-bit capable. I've run it on a Toshiba Tecra 8000 with a Pentium-II and 256 MB RAM.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:26 PM   #34
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light without Miyo-linux is a different universe.
The man (vuu-do as well) has gone to such extremes to make it light and still extremely functional that it is an injustice to mention any others without miyo.
Old 06-28-2018, 06:46 PM   #35
Registered: Jan 2017
Location: Central Nevada, USA
Distribution: MX17.1 & AntiX 17.1
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AntiX, though Slitaz should probably have been included as well, not to mention Debian 7 based Galpon Minino Artabros.
Old 06-28-2018, 06:52 PM   #36
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I recently tried Alpine Linux (3.7 & 3.8) .... it is so lightweight it is barely linux like, but it runs very well.
My RAM use with openbox running was as much as some of the systems on the list only on console.
The secret is called musl
The kernel was 4.9.. on 3.7 and it is 4.14 on 3.8
You can take a nearly useless old pc and make it into a reliable file server for your home or office.


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