Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 18th Jun 2012 04:20 UTC
Linux In the past year I've reviewed four lightweight Linuxes for OS News: VectorLinux, Puppy Linux, Lubuntu, and Damn Small Linux. This article compares the four distributions. I invite your comments in response: what are your own experiences with these and competing lightweight distros?
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Puppy Linux FTW
by awfullyquiet on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:04 UTC
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I have used Puppy to restore literally hundreds of computers over the last decade or so. It is flexible and versatile, and improves with every version. There has recently been a step back from really older hardware with version 5, but I've installed Puppy 4 on a P133 with 64MB of RAM and a 256MB swap partition, and that worked well enough. It also has more built in wizards than any other distro I've seen, so its ideal for new computer or new Linux users to cut their teeth on.

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