22+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2022

22+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2020
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Last modified on September 12th, 2022 at 04:19 pm

Insight: 22+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2022

Old is gold and yes, if you have an old computer in your home and don’t want to throw it away then we have a solution to make it alive. Yes, you can start playing with your old computers/laptops. There are plenty of Linux-based operating systems available which can easily run on computers with low specs.

Let’s have a quick look at the list of some of the best lightweight Linux operating systems for your old computers or laptop.

22+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2022


Operating System RAM CPU (Min) MHz Disk ( Min) Desktop Environment
Arch Linux 512 64-bit compatible machine 1 GB No default desktop
Puppy Linux 128 233 MHz 512 JWM
Lubuntu 512 Pentium 4/Pentium M/AMD K8 3000 LXQT
Linux Lite 512 700 MHz 2000 XFCE
ArchBang 256 i686 or x86_64 compatible machine 700 Openbox
LXLE 512 Pentium 3 8000 LXDE
ArchLabs x86-64 Processor 5000 Bspwm, AwesomeOpenbox, XFCE4, i3,
Zorin OS Lite 512 700 MHz 8000 Custom
Bodhi Linux 128 500 MHz 4000 Moksha
CRUX 192 x86-64 or newer CPUs 1000 Openbox
KNOPPIX 120 i486 2000 LXDE
Peppermint 512  Intel x86 architecture 3600 LXDE
PCLinuxOS 512 Any Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 12000 KDE, LXDE, XFCE, Mate
Trisquel Mini 128 AMD K6 or Intel Pentium II 3000 LXDE
Manjaro Linux – Xfce Edition 512 1 GHz 30000 Xfce
Peach OSI 512 700 MHz processor 8600 XFCE, Mate & Cinnamon.
Raspbian 512 1 GHz 5000 Custom environment
Debian 256 1 GHz 10000 KDE
antiX Linux 256 Pentium III 2.7 GB NA
Sparky Linux 256 i686 / AMD64 CPU 10000 LXDE, JWM, Openbox, KDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce, Budgie, Enlightenment.
SliTaz 192 i486 or x86 Intel-compatible processors 80 Openbox
CrunchBang++ 512 MB Pentium 4 NA NA
Elive 128 300 MHz 700 Enlightenment
BunsenLabs Linux 256 1 GHz 10000 Openbox
Slax 48 Any Intel, AMD, or VIA x86/64 processor 220 KDE
Tiny Core 46 Pentium 2 11 FLWM

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