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thra
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« on: July 05, 2017, 12:22:55 AM »

We have a list of 50+ lightweight Linux distros. We included DSL in our special Bonus list https://thishosting.rocks/best-lightweight-linux-distros/2/

However, I'm really interested in your opinion(s) and feedback. What do you use on your old hardware other than DSL?
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 12:03:10 AM »

That's a great list, particularly given you've found the minimum requirements for every distro (I know how hard that can be for some). Actually it might have been handy if you'd linked to where the hardware requirements were stated for the distros, so they could be checked as time goes on.

There are a few there that I'll be looking into. All the big screenshot images on the main page did bog down my Pentium I rather badly though. Smiley

Some Distros from my LiveCD collection that I didn't notice there:

*Milax - min. Pent. I 128MB RAM (256MB for GUI)
*CDLinux - min. Pent. Pro, 64MB RAM
*TinyMe Linux - min. Pent. 1, 64MB RAM
*Plop Linux - min. 64MB RAM - Scratch built
*ttylinux - min. Pent. Pro 128MB RAM - Designed for terminal use only (no GUI)
*Feather Linux
*You might even mention FreeDOS, given that you have some other non-Linux distros there. Along with the official live CD, there is also one spin-off distro I know of (and have been meaning to try out): Svarog386  (http://svarog386.viste.fr). The Svarog86 version  (http://svarog86.sourceforge.net/) will even run on an 8086.

The system requirements are what I've written on my CDs, and are probably out of date for many of the distros as its been years since I made most of them.

I'll probably come back and post some more later.
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