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Old 04-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Lightened version with flash and codecs

I have been running Mint xfce and Fuduntu ..both come with flash plug-in and you know I dont have to install anything to watch/listen a media file. But I am looking for a lighter distro than Mint XFCE /fuduntu and this distro should has all codecs as default..and it is supposed to get place under 500 MB. I heard some very light distros like Crunchbag or Puppy but I dont know if they have can say that I could intall codecs but I am really bad at installing something on linux .I mess up eventually.

thanks in advanced for any suggestion and help
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What do you mean by "get place under 500 MB"?
under 500MB ram usage?
under 500MB hard drive usage?
under 500MB size of the iso?

What are your hardware specs? (CPU, RAM, storage, video)

And what is the specific performance problem with Mint Xfce and/or Fuduntu that you are trying to fix with a lightweight distro?
Computers can be slow in a lot of different ways (slow boot, slow internet, laggy applications, choppy multimedia performance, low FPS in some game) and the solution depends on the problem.

Mint Xfce and Fuduntu are two of my favorite distros, and I find both of them to be very fast and lightweight.
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Mint Xfce needs 384MB and Fuduntu 512, so I presume you have at least 512 or they wouldn't run properly. Xfce is pretty quick: I run it on my Pentium M laptop.

I agree with Snowpine, in that Fuduntu and Mint are the distros I recommend to beginners. But if you must have something lighter, you could look at the LXDE version of Mint.


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