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  1. #31
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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    Thanks for the links. Used drive space would come in handy too.
    Aspire One D257, 2GB DDR3-1333

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    Please remove Kolibri OS from the list, it's not based on Linux.

    Also, please add TurboPup Extreme to the list. It's a full-fledged distro based on Puppy which uses just around 10 MB RAM - with X running!

    http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=40477

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    Registered to say thanks for the thread.
    As a linux beginner with a fetish for small and fast software looking for his first "serious" distro the comparison is really helpful.

    I was surprised how AntiX "scored" so close to the ultra lightweights such as TCL and Slitaz. Lubuntu, too, is impressive in that regard.

    Edited to suggest Minix (a *nix though) and ConnochaetOS (http://www.connochaetos.org/wiki/) - which seems to get very little publicity...
    Last edited by RogueMoon; April 28th, 2011 at 11:28 AM.

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    I have been through some of these on a Toshiba L30 256mb ram laptop. I found that the ubuntu distros to run too slow and after updates didn't run at all.

    Lubuntu didnt boot up out of the box but with help from a forum user here, I had got it working via the mini cd and then apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.

    This laptop is proving to be a problem with linux as its graphics card ,sound system and wifi do not always work. This means spending a lot of time finding the right configuration to get them to work. Believe me I have spent days on this machine with different distros.

    **EDIT**
    Latest Watt0S does not boot into the GUI even when choosing xforcevesa.

    I have yet to find a fully working distro but will report back when I do


    *** EDIT 01/05/2011 ****

    Found that peppermint to be the best for this laptop, only thing I am unable to get working are the Volume shortcut keys via Fn UP and Fn Down- users from the peppermint forum have tried to help but to no avail. Still it runs very well, got the sound to work as well.
    Last edited by timcs; May 1st, 2011 at 09:29 PM.

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    This is excellent. It is the first time I see all of these lightweight distros side by side.
    Could you please add to this list the following. It should be as fast as Lubuntu

    Quelitu: A Lightweight Linux OS Based on Lubuntu

    You will find the ISO download link under Quelitu in the top menu.

    Thanks again for the comparison. It is great.
    Last edited by Pierre16; June 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 PM.

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    Sorry, the Quelitu link above was incorrect. It has been corrected.

    Here is the direct download page:
    http://wavesofthefuture.net/computer...-quelitu.shtml

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    @mrgs
    Thanks for the reply! I thought about doing so, however just wanted to keep the information as simple as possible. What type of comments would you put? =) Thanks!
    [/QUOTE]

    Great work. You are right is nice to have it simple. Maybe disk space needed, if it can run completely in RAM and to what distro-family they belong would be fine.

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    A couple of months ago, I conducted similar testing with more recent versions of distros. All tests were done with Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit as the host, and the VM's were done in VMWare Player 3.x

    At first, I was focused on *buntu variants because I wanted to stay all in the same family, but eventually branched out.

    I used htop for my benchmarking. (I installed it where not already present by default)

    Here are my results from lightest to heaviest:
    Tiny Core (April '11) - 18MB

    Ubuntu Mini Remix - 10.04 i386: 34MB (CLI only)

    Slitaz - Cooking 20110329: 37MB

    Lupu - 525: 39MB

    xPud - 0.9.2: 45MB

    MijnPup - 52b3: 48MB

    Lubuntu - 11.04: 62MB

    Debian LXDE - 6.01a i386: 66MB

    Debian XFCE - 6.01a i386: 89MB

    Mint LXDE - 10: 98MB

    Mint XFCE - 201104: 106MB

    Xubuntu - 11.04: 159MB

    Ubuntu - 11.04 (running Gnome 2.32, not Unity or Unity2D): 254MB

    Kubuntu - 11.04: 502MB

    I also tested the following in April '11 with the then most recent versions I could find, but I don't have the actual version #'s handy:

    PeppermintOS - 87MB
    WattOS - 80MB
    MoonOS LXDE - 106MB
    Ulite - 63MB

    Hope that is helpful to someone.

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    Would also be interesting to test http://www.bodhilinux.com/
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Light Linux Distributions - Hardware Testing (RAM)

    Here is some more information on Puppy:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...3&postcount=88
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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