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Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by figueroa » Tue May 21, 2019 1:22 pm

richb wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:14 am
I moved it but as you am wary of the intent, ready to delete the thread pending further evidence of malintent.
High likelihood of a spammer probing the forum.
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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by mxer » Tue May 21, 2019 2:43 pm

The post was copied from here:
Let's assume it is genuine, on the other post, the OP says they are going to get & use a Raspberry Pi SOC, so the best distro would likely be Tiny Core, as there is a version for the RPi too.
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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Tue May 21, 2019 4:14 pm

Alpine Linux ftw!

Setup guide here: http://head-on-a-stick.github.io/

They have XFCE :-)
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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by Mello » Mon May 27, 2019 7:17 am

Is Alpine Linux difficult to get the hang of?

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Mon May 27, 2019 8:08 am

Mello wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:17 am
Is Alpine Linux difficult to get the hang of?
I find it considerably easier to manage than, for example, Debian because it's so simple.

But the distribution is aimed at competent Linux users[1] and so offers absolutely no hand-holding or GUI aids, a few helper scripts is about all you get.
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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by turtlebay777 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:22 am

I am surprised no one has yet suggested Nanolinux (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanolinux) which is just 19 MB in size and is based on the Core version of the Tiny Core Linux.

Download available from https://sourceforge.net/projects/nanolinux/
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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am

OP seems to have disappeared--doubt it was a serious post.
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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by turtlebay777 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:26 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am
OP seems to have disappeared--doubt it was a serious post.
Is there a clue in his name? Junk ts.

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Mon May 27, 2019 8:32 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am
doubt it was a serious post.
Yeah but everybody loves a bit of bikeshedding, right? :happy:
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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by PPC » Mon May 27, 2019 10:46 am

Hi, all!
The post might have not been serious, but it's a interesting question... MX runs light but, in my experience internet browsing or or any software that does intensive memory use, slows the system down to a crawl if running under 1 Gb or RAM. I would advise MX for single core pt's with more than 1 Gb and antiX if you have 1 Gb or less of RAM.
I would say the best overall "lightweight" Linux Distro is antiX running without desktop icons ( in Fluxbox or JWM)- you can get a "normal" OS without any restrictions in under 100 Mb of RAM. 4m, Puppy linux (and derivatives) also do a competent job running as lightweight as possible, put in my opinion they are not as versatile as antiX... Bodhi Linux, according to my not so vast experience, is less RAM hungry and has more eye candy than any of the official and unofficial lower specs Ubuntu's (like Lubuntu or Xunbuntu or Peppermint)...

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