Most lightweight Linux available

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  1. itoffshore

    itoffshore Notebook Guru

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    Antix with Fluxbox is very light. Just install the base image & add the software you need with the package manager. As it's based on Debian Testing you don't need to reinstall either.

     
  2. Shemmy

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    I'll put in another nod for #! (Crunchbang), but you'd be surprised at how "light" most modern distributions are. openSUSE 12.3 with KDE ran around 512MB on my ProBook.

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    I use Puppy and Manjaro XFCE on my old laptop.
     
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    I have not read every post, but toss my vote into Lubuntu. I am not a Linux guru, but for a noob like me, Lubuntu has been great.
     
  6. itoffshore

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    Alpine Linux - "small, simple, secure"

     
  7. JOSEA

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    Just a general question here, do all linux distros work like windows where every few years there is a new OS to install? Do any of the distros just keep allowing updates to a base OS ? TIA and Happy Thanksgiving to the NBR Linux community
     
  8. itoffshore

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    If you run a "rolling release" distro such as one based on Debian Testing (Linux Mint Debian / Antix ) you will not need to reinstall. Other Rolling Release distros are Arch Linux / Gentoo & openSUSE Tumbleweed.

    Ubuntu is an example of a non rolling release with upgrades or reinstalls once a year or so. You should always install "/home" to a separate partition so a fresh reinstall (rather than an upgrade) is possible.

    I've been using Antix for about 2 years on the same install.
     
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    Depends on the distro. Debian has a major update every couple of years, iirc, and Ubuntu has a version update every 6 months. And most distros will have security and application updates fairly often (about as often as Windows).
     
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    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Get something like Debian, SUSE Enterprise or Centos.

    Server distribs are rock stable, even moreso than LTS distros (Mageia/UbuntuLTS/Etc) since the main developers of server distros focus 100% of their team on them, and they are backed by the same level of stability that powers the websites you visit on a daily visit. Plus they can incorporate technologies like Ksplice.

    However Server distribs usually have older versions of packages, so often manual backporting is required for the latest and greatest.

    CentOS is a great desktop distribution with the help of this guide:
    How to pimp your CentOS into a perfect desktop
    www.dedoimedo.com/computers/centos-pimpage.html‎
    www.dedoimedo.com/computers/centos-pimpage-more.html‎
     
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