Insight: 20+ Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems

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

Let’s go through 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


Best Lightweight Linux Operating Systems In 2019

Based on Lubuntu. It uses the LXDE desktop environment.


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

2) Lubuntu:

Based on Ubuntu.


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

3) Arch Linux


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

4) Puppy Linux


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

5) Linux Lite


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

List Of Lightweight Linux Operating Systems

Operating SystemRAMCPU (Min) MHzDisk ( Min)Desktop Environment
Puppy Linux128233 MHz512JWM
Linux Lite512700 MHz2000XFCE
ArchBang256i686 or x86_64 compatible machine700Openbox
LXLE512Pentium 38000LXDE
ArchLabsx86-64 Processor5000Bspwm, AwesomeOpenbox, XFCE4, i3,
Zorin OS Lite512700 MHz8000Custom
Bodhi Linux128500 MHz4000Moksha
CRUX192x86-64 or newer CPUs1000Openbox
Peppermint512 Intel x86 architecture3600LXDE
PCLinuxOS512Any Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor12000KDE, LXDE, XFCE, Mate
Trisquel Mini128AMD K6 or Intel Pentium II3000LXDE
Manjaro Linux – Xfce Edition5121 GHz30000Xfce
Peach OSI512700 MHz processor8600XFCE, Mate & Cinnamon.
Raspbian5121 GHz5000Custom environment
Debian2561 GHz10000KDE
Sparky Linux256i686 / AMD64 CPU10000LXDE,  JWM, Openbox, KDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce, Budgie, Enlightenment.
SliTaz192i486 or x86 Intel compatible processors80Openbox
Elive128300 MHz700Enlightenment
BunsenLabs Linux2561 GHz10000Openbox
Slax48Any Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor220KDE


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