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    Question What is the most lightweight graphical Linux-distro?


    I'm planning on installing something more lightweight than Lubuntu (if it exists) on an old laptop so.

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    The Lubuntu site indicates it is a 521MB download which I would not consider light weight. What are you looking for and how will you use it? Puppy and its derivatives are around 110MB-160MB, Slax and its derivatives are around 200MB, Slitaz is 30MB. You might go to distrowatch web site and check out some of the distros in the top 100. They have links to all the sites.

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    feather linux is quite a small distro that has a lot of features and is under 210 meg
    I have it in my collection. you can find it at both distrowatch and linuxlinks.com.
    Yancek is correct puppy is small and runs good on older equipment
    It also has a lot of neat features. including great photo recovery software and drive duplication software
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    You could also look at

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    Ok, I don't know exactly what the computer has. But I've looked onto it a little bit...

    RAM: 256 mb

    Processor: Intel Pentium III (rest is unknown about the processor to me)

    It says Dell Latidude on it.

    I don't know more, sorry. But you kinda get it.

    I think I'll try Slitaz, if you know any more lightweight distros, please reply.

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    You can open a terminal and post the output of

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    df -h
    to give members a Idea of hardrive size.if Lubuntu is the only OS on that drive.

    I find that inxi command script (which needs to be installed) gives me a lot of info on my Linux Hardware.

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    If you want a balance of convenience and being lightweight, I would go with Crunchbang. It's Ubuntu based has the Openbox desktop. Otherwise, Puppy Linux can run with 64mb of Ram.

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    AntiX 8.5-486 will run on it easily.
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    anti x is good, vector linux is on two of my p3's, and of course puppy all good choices...

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