What is the lightest distro for using Debian/Ubuntu softwares

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  1. iripu

    iripu New Member

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    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

  2. ehansen

    ehansen New Member Staff Writer

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    This doesn't seem to be under active development anymore, but you can easily update it I'd figure if you have a more recent sources.list file: http://fluxbuntu.org/ (uses Fluxbox)

    Ubuntu has an (outdated but useful) article on setting up a lightweight system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/LowMemorySystems

    A guide to installing Openbox: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox

    Note that I've used both Openbox and Fluxbox on a 1.6 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor netbook with 1 GB of RAM and I experience absolutely no performance hits even with Firefox (which is known to be a resource bloat).
  3. thelowbudget

    thelowbudget New Member

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    Just try using damn small linux. Less resource consuming especially HD space as it runs at an acceptable 51.3mb in the latest version.
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    carbon333 New Member

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    The whole "damn small linux" fits into RAM which makes it superfast!
  5. Stefano Messicano

    Stefano Messicano New Member

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    Bachata linux is perhaps the lightest I have found, but takes a little work to set up.The most practical light true-Debian distro I have encountered, so far, is antiX-M11

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