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Poll: Lightweight Distribution of the Year
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The nominees are:

Puppy Linux
Tiny Core Linux

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Old 01-09-2018, 07:42 AM   #16
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Location: Upper Hale, Surrey/Hants Border, UK
Distribution: AntiX
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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
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Ontario, CA
Distribution: Gentoo, Arch, (RedHat4.x-9.x, FedoraCore 1.x-4.x, Debian Potato-Sarge, LFS 6.0, etc.)
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Wink Tiny Core Linux


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?

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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Originally Posted by dolphin_oracle View Post
antiX of course.
Agreed there DO. :-)
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:12 AM   #21
Registered: Jul 2017
Location: King's Lynn, UK
Distribution: Puppy Linux, AntiX
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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.....!

Old 01-13-2018, 08:20 AM   #22
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Registered: Sep 2014
Location: Cajun Country Louisiana
Distribution: AntiX 13.1, Antix 13.2, MX-14
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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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