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Overview Of The Lightweight Linux Operating Systems

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Insight: Overview Of The Lightweight Linux Distros

Let’s have a quick look at the list of the lightweight Linux distros and their system requirements.

Overview Of The Lightweight Linux Operating Systems

Distro Minimum RAM (MB) Minimum CPU Minimum Disk Space (MB)
Lubuntu 512 Pentium 4, Pentium M, AMD K8 or Newer CPU. At least 266 MHz 3500
LXLE 512 Pentium 3 8000
Arch Linux 512 Any 64-compatible machine 1500
ArchBang 256 i686 or x86_64 compatible machine 800
ArchLabs 512 x86-64 Processor (+1.4GHz recommended) 5000
Puppy Linux 128 233 MHz 512
Linux Lite 512 700 MHz 2000
KNOPPIX 120 i486 2000
Peppermint 512 Processor based on Intel x86 architecture 4000
Trisquel Mini 128 AMD K6 or Intel Pentium II 3000
Porteus 256 Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 512
PCLinuxOS 512 Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 12500
Manjaro Linux – Xfce Edition 512 1 GHz 30000
Raspbian 512 1 GHz 5000
Peach OSI 512 700 MHz processor 8700
Modern X 256 366 MHz 3000
Debian 256 1 GHz 10000
Sparky Linux 256 i686 / amd64 CPU 10000
SliTaz 192 i486 or x86 Intel compatible processors 80
Elive 128 300 MHz 700
Bodhi Linux 128 500 MHz 4000
BunsenLabs Linux 256 1 GHz 10000
Slax 48 Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 220
Linux Mint 512 Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 10000
antiX 192 Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 2900
Zorin OS Lite 512 700 MHz 8000
CRUX 192 x86-64 or newer CPUs 1000
wattOS 192 Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor 700
Tiny Core Linux 48 i486DX CPU 11

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