Lightest distro for Debian/Ubuntu softwares

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Lightest distro for Debian/Ubuntu softwares

Postby iripu » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:31 am

Which distro uses lowest system resource (when installed on hard_disk/usb.) where I can install software from Debian OR Ubuntu repository?

I found Quelitu which is based on Lubuntu, but uses less memory as given on their site. There are lighter distros but most of them are based on Slackware. I don't have much experience so want some expert opinion. Thank you in advance.

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Postby ajgreeny » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:51 am

Have a look at Bodhi, on the DVD155. It comes with very little software on it, but can use anything from the ubuntu repos.

The e17 desktop/window-manager is a bit different to most, and may take a bit of getting used to, but it is lightning fast, and extremely attractive, in my opinion.
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Postby iripu » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:53 pm

ajgreeny wrote:Have a look at Bodhi, on the DVD155. It comes with very little software on it, but can use anything from the ubuntu repos.

The e17 desktop/window-manager is a bit different to most, and may take a bit of getting used to, but it is lightning fast, and extremely attractive, in my opinion.


Thank you for such a quick reply.
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Postby johnhudson » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:11 pm

Galpon Minino is built on Debian and will run on a 64Mb machine using around 1.5Gb hard disk space.
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Re: Lightest distro for Debian/Ubuntu softwares

Postby GregS » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:17 am

iripu wrote:Which distro uses lowest system resource (when installed on hard_disk/usb.) where I can install software from Debian OR Ubuntu repository?

I found Quelitu which is based on Lubuntu, but uses less memory as given on their site. There are lighter distros but most of them are based on Slackware. I don't have much experience so want some expert opinion. Thank you in advance.

-Ripu


Also look at Puppy-Ubuntu (I think from a recent LXF coverdisk?) as it appears to have a very small footprint but does access mainstream Debian/Ubuntu applications.
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Postby iripu » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:16 am

Bodhi Linux looks and sounds great.
Heard Galpon Minino for the 1st time, so will look into it.
I didn't know Puppy has a Ubuntu version.

So, thank you all. It's nice to get variety of suggestions to try and learn. :D
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:20 pm

ajgreeny wrote:Have a look at Bodhi,


The awkward moment when you have to google how to install bodhi cos you can't see the shortcut...

My word it's quick though!
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Postby towy71 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:34 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:My word it's quite though!
Was that QUIET :lol: :lol:
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:43 pm

spelling fail. Better go to bed :oops:
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