Enlighten us, please, if you would.
What is the most basic distro of gnu/linux and where can i find it (preferably is iso form)?
If possible, can i also get required specs for an idea as to how much this will take to run?
When you say 'the most basic' and 'how much this will take to run', are you asking what is the smallest (or most compact) distro available.....or do you really mean the most basic, 'no-frills' distro it's possible to install.....with absolutely nothing included, so you have a lot of work to do before you can actually accomplish anything? There are ultra-basic versions of the 'big' distros (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.).....and then there are full-featured smaller distros that take up very little space.
I will agree with Al about Debian stable (you really can't get much more stable than Debian), and if you want to customize it totally the way you want it right from install, it's certainly the best way to go.....but he and I both run a smaller one called 'Puppy' Linux, which is a very small, compact distro, that takes up very little space, yet has a lot of stuff included.
I was merely curious as to whether you'd described your requirements correctly, that's all..! The best way for us to help is to know precisely what's wanted; until we do, it's not easy to advise properly.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 07 December 2016 - 06:46 AM.
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