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  • Arch

    5 13.51%
  • Damn Small

    1 2.70%
  • Debian

    5 13.51%
  • Puppy

    7 18.92%
  • Slackware

    1 2.70%
  • Slax

    0 0%
  • Ubuntu (any)

    3 8.11%
  • Zenwalk

    2 5.41%
  • Other (please specify)

    13 35.14%
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There is also Lowarch for i568 processors. I think the project is dead but you can still find some ISO files on the Internet (google for "lowarch linux"). I also ...
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    There is also Lowarch for i568 processors. I think the project is dead but you can still find some ISO files on the Internet (google for "lowarch linux").
    I also prefer Arch because it's so customizable. It's just a base system and then you can set up exactly what you need.
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    AntiX and here is why
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    Notice the i486 kernel isos with Debian testing repositories. smxi comes standard. It is a lot more configurable than Slitaz or Tiny Core since it has a Debian Package base. Just my Opinion though.
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    Bodhi linux is based on ubuntu, but with the enlightenment desktop and only basic aps. It is should run on 128 MB RAM with a 300Mhz i386. (minimum requirements)

    Second would be Slitaz.
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    I use AntiX 8.5-486 and Slitaz on old hardware.
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    Slitaz would be my first choice followed by Puppy

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    Puppy

    Hey All;
    two thumbs up on PUPPY LINUX for old pcs.

    still trying to hammer out wireless, but all else excellent!

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