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Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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Post by KBD » Tue May 21, 2019 12:03 pm

MX is already light. If you need super light you could try AntiX. The Debian base is wonderful for low spec hardware or if you just like a fast machine.

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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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Re: Lightweight Linux Distro?

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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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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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