Monday, June 9, 2014

exploring more lightweight linux distros for older hardware

 Zenwalk Live 7.4 ... .4-dvd.iso


For more information, see the webpage here:
and video here - Introducing MX-14:
MX-14, 32-bit architecture only.
Direct download

Version: non-PAE (for older systems that don't support PAE)*

Direct download
Physical Address Extension (PAE) is a feature found on almost all 32 bit processors produced after Pentium Pro, ie. younger than around 1995. Because PAE is close to being a standard it is now a requirement for Ubuntu: During installation the processor is prompted for the PAE flag, and only if present the process will carry on. 

Lubuntu and Xubuntu offered a PAE and a non-PAE release up to and including 12.04, but from 12.10 only the PAE releases are maintained.

Manjaro Openbox Edition
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Manjaro Minimal Net Edition

The NET edition of Manjaro provides a base installation without a pre-installed display manager, desktop environment, or any desktop software applications. However, it is in keeping with our user-friendly philosophy.

Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution completely free to download, use and share.
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Vector Linux 7.0 Light

CrunchBang - a nimble Openbox Linux Distro
CrunchBang is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style and substance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager

ArchBang Linux is a lightweight distribution based on Arch Linux. Using the Openbox window manager,
 2012-12-08: Distribution Release: ArchBang Linux 2012.12

Bridge Linux is an Arch Linux-based set of distributions and live CD/DVD images designed for desktop deployment


 PCLinuxOS LXDE 2014 Desktop.

Torrent Download Links

Torrent LXDE 32bit 2014.05
Torrent LXDE 64bit 2014.05

. The default desktop environment for Peppermint is LXDE (literally, “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment”)
Peppermint Four Download Torrents: Thanks to OSS Torrents! Click for 32 Bit or 64 Bit
Peppermint Four Download Mirror32 or 64 Bit Versions

CrunchBang is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style and substance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager, it is highly customisable and provides a modern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance.

Bridge LXDE


Latest version: 2014.02
Xfce 32Xfce 64
KDE 32KDE 64
LXDE/Openbox 32LXDE/Openbox 64

Operating SystemSize of ISOBaseDesktopLinux kernelCPU Usage (32-bit)RAM usage (32-bit)
AntiX 13.1707 mbDebianIceWM, Fluxbox3.7.101-5%70 MB
ArchBang 572 MBArchOpenbox3.7.51-5%75 MB
Bodhi 2.2.0567 MBUbuntuE17'3.7.01-5%80 MB
Bridge LXDE547 MBArchLXDE3.6.71-5%80 MB
Manjaro 0.8.4 Openbox Lite632 MBArchOpenbox3.7.101-5%80 MB
Debian 7 LXDE648 MBDebianLXDE3.2.01-10%80 MB
Snowlinux 4 Glacier XFCE727 MBDebianXFCE MB
GhostBSD 3.01.2 GBFreeBSDGnome 2.32.1FreeBSD 9.11-5%90 MB
Sparkylinux 2.1 Eris Ultra1.4 GBDebianOpenbox3.2.01-5%90 MB
Debian 7 XFCE868 MBDebianXFCE 4.8'3.2.01-5%100 MB
Manjaro 0.8.3 Openbox662 MBArchOpenbox3.4.251-5%100 MB
Lubuntu 13.04720 MBUbuntuLXDE3.8.01-5%103 MB
Porteus 1.2 KDE250 MBSlackwareKDE 3.5 fork Trinity3.4.41-10%106 MB
Comfusion 4.1 LXDE882 MBUbuntuLXDE3.2.0-291-5%110 MB
Snowlinux 3.1 Crystal XFCE639 MBDebianXFCE MB
Snowlinux 4 Glacier e17884 MBDebianE173.5.01-5%110 MB
Peppermint OS 4588 MBUbuntuLXDE3.8.0-251-5%110 MB
Slackel 2.0 “Openbox”673 MBSlackwareOpenbox3.7.101-5%114 MB
Fedora 19 LXDE688 MBFedoraLXDE3.9.81-5%116 MB
Lubuntu 12.04722 MBUbuntuLXDE3.2.0-291-5%119 MB
Linux Lite 1.0.4 XFCE755 MBUbuntuXFCE MB
Manjaro 0.8.4 Openbox731 MBArchOpenbox3.7.101-5%120 MB
Snowlinux 4 Mate919 MBUbuntuMate MB
Snowlinux 3.1 Crystal Gnome813 MBDebianGnome MB
Lubuntu 12.10726 MBUbuntuLXDE3.5.0-171-5%123 MB
Fedora 18 LXDE686 MBFedoraLXDE3.7.21-5%124 MB
Mint 13 Debian XFCE1.2 GBDebianXFCE MB

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