http://fitcom.co/2013/05/17/top-lightweight-linux-distros/ May 18, 2013Top Lightweight Linux DistrosAs computers get more and more advanced the basic system requirements for most OperatingSystems (Distros) keep on rising and usually not everyone always has the cash needed toupgrade their pc but would like to use the most recent software (Distro) but can’t . Well for allthe users who’s tired of knowing their computer doesn’t meet the minimum system requirementand want to use up to date software then you will love this list of the top lightweight linuxdistros so even if your computer has around 512 mb of ram or less these OS (Distros) will worksuperfast.What is a lightweight Distro ? Here’s what WikiPedia saysA lightweight Linux distribution is a Linux distribution that uses relatively fewresources. For example, Lubuntu, which requires a minimum of 128 MBof RAM and a Pentium II processor, is a lightweight variant of Ubuntu, whichrequires a 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM.Lubuntu
Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system developed by a community of Free andOpen Source enthusiasts. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu . Lubuntu usesthe minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. With primary focus on speedand energy-efficiency. Because of this, Lubuntu has very low hardware requirements.Xubuntu
Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is astable, light and configurable desktop environment.Xubuntu is perfect for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbookswith a modern look and enough features for efficient, daily usage. It works well on olderhardware too.CrunchBang
CrunchBang is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style andsubstance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager, it is highly customisable and provides amodern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance.PeppermintPeppermint is a cloud-centric OS based on Lubuntu, a derivative of the Ubuntu Linux operatingsystem that uses the LXDE desktop environment.Puppy Linux
Puppy Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use. The entire systemcan be run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system hasstarted. Applications such as AbiWord (a free word processing application), Gnumeric (aspreadsheet) and MPlayer (a free multimedia player) are included, along with a wide choice ofweb browsers that can be installed.