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  • antix

    3 18.75%
  • arch

    2 12.50%
  • crunchbang

    1 6.25%
  • crux

    1 6.25%
  • debian

    4 25.00%
  • puppy

    1 6.25%
  • slackware

    0 0%
  • slax

    0 0%
  • slitaz

    0 0%
  • other (please specify)

    4 25.00%
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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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    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:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2011-a.html
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    AntiX, puppy linux or mint xfce.
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    AntiX because it has the most feature rich configuration tools out there.
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    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.
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    Crunchbang. It requires an amazingly small amount of memory.
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    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    AntiX. It works fine on my older machines.
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    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.

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    I like Antix, Crunchbang, and Lubuntu on older machines, with AntiX running on the lowest spec machines.
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    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.
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    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
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