lightweight Linux distributions

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Rogue Class Linux-logo

Linux distributions + Slackware >

rogueclass.org

Rogue Class is a toy Linux distribution for playing games and reading books.

  • 2019-11-17 -- It appears to be dead.
  • 2015-05-11 -- Just doesn't do it for me. Too simple, no liveUSB, (requires?) burning to a CD. I have no clue if it can use Slackware packages. I guess everything has to be compiled from scratch, which I don't want to do.
  • 2013-06-23 -- submitted to distrowatch (not by me)

Nanolinux-logo.jpg

Linux distributions + Tiny Core >

(on Wikipedia)
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=Nanolinux
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nanolinux/

  • 2015-05-11 - The community is as tiny as it is. Last released 2014-04-05. I guess I'd have to build all applications from source, which I don't want to do any more.



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Slacko-logo.png

Linux distributions + Slackware >

http://slacko.01micko.com/download.html

A Puppy Linux for- thing, built using woof-CE. Built from Slackware.

Overall, I'm not impressed.



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Linux distributions + Slackware >

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=rip
https://web.archive.org/web/20150216104545/http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/

A rescue distribution.

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Alpine Linux-logo

Linux distributions >

(on Wikipedia)
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=alpine
https://alpinelinux.org/

A simple security-focused distribution.

When I boot into it, I don't even know that I'm looking at. It's too simple. This is supposed to be a liveUSB but there's nothing there. No ext4 support.



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Tiny Core-logo

Linux distributions >
See also Linux distributions based on Tiny Core

(on Wikipedia)
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=tinycore
tinycorelinux.net

The main developer of Tiny Core was with Damn Small Linux.

  • aka Tiny Core Linux
  • aka TinyCore
  • 2015-05-08 - Reading through it's philosophies, it looks like this distribution is not for me.



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CrunchBang-logo.png

Linux distributions + Debian >

(on Wikipedia)
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=CrunchBang
crunchbang.org [ 1 ] redirects to another distribution: https://www.bunsenlabs.org/



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1. redirects to another distribution: https://www.bunsenlabs.org/