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Which distribution would you most recommend to others for lower spec or older/weaker computer hardware? Note that the poll from last year has been locked, but it can be found ...
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- 12-28-2011 #1
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- arch linux
Recommended Distro For Lower Spec Hardware (2012)
Which distribution would you most recommend to others for lower spec or older/weaker computer hardware?
Note that the poll from last year has been locked, but it can be found here:
- 12-28-2011 #2
AntiX, puppy linux or mint xfce.nujinini
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- 12-28-2011 #3
- 12-28-2011 #4
I have a mixed answer, so I voted other.
Puppy and antiX are both great choices. But there is also Debian and Slack to consider.
CRUX, as well, but if a machine is really low power, the compile times could be a detriment.
- 12-28-2011 #5
- 12-29-2011 #6
AntiX. It works fine on my older machines.
- 12-30-2011 #7
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- May 2011
I'm totally fine with using a base Fedora install (< 200 packages and < 500MB disk usage) and then layering it with just the light-weight apps/DE that are suitable for it. In the rare case where I need a sub-500MB install, then yeah, Puppy or some Debian-derivative is good. Or I just customize my own busybox-based OS and run it in memory.
- 12-31-2011 #8
I like Antix, Crunchbang, and Lubuntu on older machines, with AntiX running on the lowest spec machines.Registered Linux user #526930
- 12-31-2011 #9
I chose CRUX only because it has breathed new life in older slower boxes for me but it's not for users uncomfortable with the command line. A minimal install of straight Debian with a light window manager like IceWM or OpenBox will work wonders on older hardware too.
- 12-31-2011 #10
Does Crux have a i486 kernel? I know AntiX does.
At the moment antiX-M11 comes as a full distro (c680MB), a base distro (c360MB) and a new core distro (c115MB) all for 486 (PI and K5/K6 AMD) and 686 kernels. For those who wish to have total control over the install, use antiX-core and build u