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Nice And Small Linux Distro List


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#1 Indy452

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:08 PM

I'm new to this forum and was hoping that someone could help me produce a list of the "small" linux distros.

I've used puppy and DSL but would like to try others but I'm not sure what else is considered small. Can some of you folks help by giving me names of the smaller linux distros?

I like to use DSL but one of the machines I want to use it on has funky wacked out color when I use DSL in it. :thumbsup: I heard Zenwalk was considered smaller but I'm not positive, anybody know?

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:56 PM

You could try running SLAX (quite nice, actually).

By smaller, do you mean by size (bootable on Live CD) or by doesn't use up a lot of resources?

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:38 AM

You could try running SLAX (quite nice, actually).

By smaller, do you mean by size (bootable on Live CD) or by doesn't use up a lot of resources?



Yeah sorry, I should have been more specific. I mean small distros that can be used on older hardware so resource friendly when it comes to older computers with P2 & 3 processors with 128 or less ram. I like bootable cd's as long as I have an option to install to hdd.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

try xubuntu. It has a XFCE desktop so it shouldn't be a resource hungry OS. you can download it from www.xubuntu.com
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:40 AM

I decided to give Vector 5.9 gold a try and Boy this sure is nice! I'm running it quite nicely on a P3 550mhz processor with 384MB RAM.

The install was a little lengthy but so far worth it. I like it a little better than the various Ubuntu's I've been using the last few months.

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