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Not all computers are born equal, and if you have a lower-end rig you may need to look at lighweight Linux distros that will work well on older computers. There's so much variety on the Linux platform that it can actually be hard to choose the best lightweight distro for your purposes, so we've picked out six of the best of 2018.Alpine - https://alpinelinux.org/Lubuntu - https://lubuntu.net/Puppy Linux - http://puppylinux.orgTinyCore - http://tinycorelinux.net/LXLE - http://www.lxle.net/Arch Linux - https://www.archlinux.org/For more tech tips, how-tos, guides, app lists, game lists and all things tech, hit the ‘Subscribe’ button or check out our other videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5HhHXVDrGb30QwN0FTXBJw Or visit our website at: https://www.maketecheasier.com/
The biggest issue I see with any OS is the CPU. I can add enough ram. I can upgrade to a SSD. But I can't always upgrade the CPU, especially with laptops. For example, "this distribution only using 250MB of memory!". It boots fairly quickly. But when they fire up the internet browser, it's running slower than lounging snails. What gives? The web seems apparently designed for more current processors and each web page is pulling increasingly more data. Blocking that data is the only I can see to make the web a better experience and it isn't just about Ads. I don't care for all the videos playing on every page. If I wanted to watch a video, I'll go to a video page, like YouTube.
I high fived you
Antix Linux, beautiful !!
why void linux not in the list.....it suport x86 too....its genuinly great distro
video starts @ 0:59
i have mackbook pro 2009 with 2gb ram which linux will be the best for meplz help me......
What about slitaz ?
lubuntu for 32 bits old notebook is not the one because the changes are made it too minimalist but slow
Puppy is the lightest most user friendly best looking fastest stable Linux distro i have ever tried .
can I use linux without desktop just to run :ppt,pdf,mp3,mp4,jpg ... ?
Informative video. Thank you. Serious question- I'm curious why Debian LXDE is not included in the list of lightweight distros usually. It is also very light, like Lubuntu. I am soon going to migrate to Linux and have been researching lightweight distros for my low spec laptop. Tried Mint, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian (different DEs), and other distros mentioned here and other sites. Of all, after trying them on USB, I really like Lubuntu. Its response is fast (snappier than much touted Mint) and it looks beautiful too. Debian, similarly, especially LXDE is fast and consumes less RAM when idle (I used command "free -m" to get results). However, andni don't know if it's just my observation, it's just a tad, almost imperceptibly "slower" than Lubuntu. Mind you it's not slow by any measure but Lubuntu just seems to be snappier than Debian Lxde. So why is Deb not included in lists of lightweight distros in spite of consuming very less ram?
My favourite lite distro is Puppy Linux. It's very user friendly.
Even in 2018 Lubuntu stopped support BIOS and 32 byte machines. It shouldn't be on this list, even in December 2018.Instaed- Xubuntu, which to the time of the video and to now supports 32 machines and can run with 1 GB of RAM.
What?? Lubuntu? Arch only x64? Where's Sparky, Raspbian, AntiX,MX Linux ?? Devuan?? Downvote!
watching this on Lenovo s10-2 Running Lubuntu 16.04
I like Manjaro
Gentoo without doubt, i make it as light weight as a wish (well almost)
not anything ubuntu . ubuntu is a turd os