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20+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2019

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Insight: 20+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2019

Don’t worry if you have an old system or system with minimum configuration, There are number of amazing lightweight Linux based operating systems which can run perfectly in low specs system.

Let’s go through the some of the best lightweight Linux operating systems. Switch on your system, boot it with your  choice of lightweight Linux distro and enjoy.

20+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2019

1) LXLE

Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2019

Based on Lubuntu. It uses the LXDE desktop environment.

Requirements:

  • 512 MB RAM
  • Pentium 3
  • 8000 MB Disk-space

2) Lubuntu:

Based on Ubuntu.

Requirements:

  • 512 MB RAM
  • Pentium 4/Pentium M/AMD K8
  • 3000 MB Disk space.

3) Arch Linux

Requirements:

  • 64-compatible machine.
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum 1 GB Disk space

4) Puppy Linux

Requirements:

  • 233 Mhz CPU
  • Minimum 128 MB RAM
  • Minimum 512 MB Disk space

5) Linux Lite

Requirements:

  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum 700 Mhz CPU
  • Minimum 2000 MB disk space

List Of Lightweight Linux Operating Systems

Operating System RAM CPU (Min) MHz Disk ( Min) Desktop Environment
Puppy Linux 128 233 MHz 512 JWM
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
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
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

 

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