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Lightweight Linux distros
« on: July 04, 2017, 11:14:48 PM »
After we compiled our lightweight Linux distros list (where we included wattOS, of course), we noticed that there are A LOT of lightweight distros.

What distro do you use on your old hardware, other than wattOS? Would love to get some suggestions.

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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 12:28:31 PM »
I did not see ToriOS on your list.
https://distrowatch.com/table-mobile.php?distribution=torios Where did you look for info to compile this list?

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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 03:19:02 PM »
ToriOS is actually in our special bonus page https://thishosting.rocks/best-lightweight-linux-distros/2/

About the info - mostly from the distro's official website/documentation

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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
I have a P2 1000mhz lappy with maxed out ram of 256mb and a 4gig hard drive... I use SLiTaZ on that :)

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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 10:30:24 PM »
My old gateway solo 3100 is rocking bunsenlabs. 160 mb ram, 233 MHz processor. The only browser that works is netsurf.

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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 05:55:19 PM »
How about trying out ARCHLabs "Minimo". It is Openbox based on Arch, with the #!/BunsenLabs look, feel and smell. How "Minimo" it really is, is debatable of course. Just remember the relativity theory.  ;D

https://archlabsblog.wordpress.com/
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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 10:25:10 AM »
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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 11:51:27 AM »
Just want to flag the latest release from ArchLabs. It comes with Openbox with LTS kernel for obvioius reasons. For thoe who are a little bit more adventourous thee is also an iso with the regular kernel. Take note that if you want to run it in vbx you need the regular kernel.

This is a distribution that has come quite a long way in a very short period of time. Basiclly it is BunsenLabs ported to Arch, but the ArchLabs dev team have quite a lot of ideas of their own. Very interesting for those of you who are in favor of the Openbox.

https://archlabslinux.com/
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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 01:33:21 PM »
Damn Small Linux Not! is also nice, and a bit more featured than regular DSL, but it's made by the same people, and stopped updating about the same time...

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Re: Lightweight Linux distros
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 09:41:51 AM »
Really no need to use such outdated stuff. And DSL is still alive it seems.  :)
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