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  • Arch Linux icon

    Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with...

    Open Source Linux

    • Porteus can be downloaded, installed to a usb pendrive, booted live, installed to a hard drive and fully configured in the time it would take to boot Arch Linux, which would then take a week to configure before it inevitably broke. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Chromium OS

    Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. The only application on the operating system is a web browser, which includes a media player. The user interface takes a...

    Open Source Linux

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    Haiku

    Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

    Open Source Haiku

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    Puppy Linux

    Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.

    Open Source Linux

    • Puppy is a wide open, run as root system. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    SliTaz

    SliTaz GNU/Linux LiveCD operating system. "SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a cdrom or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 30MB....

    Open Source Linux

    • Although not quite as up to date, SliTaz is a very good, very fast, and genuinely lightweight OS. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Cub Linux icon

    Cub Linux

    Cub Linux combines the best of Chromium and Ubuntu Linux. Hence: Cub = Chromium + Ubuntu. Cub Linux is an operating system that combines the best of aspects of the Chromium browser (speed, Google integration, web apps) with the...

    Free Linux

    • Discontinued Official website inaccessible, more details at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub_Linux#History
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    Alpine Linux

    Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

    Open Source Linux

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    Slax

    Slax is a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system with a modular approach and outstanding design. SLAX is a LiveCD Linux distribution based on Slackware . Despite its small size...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 7.0.8, released in March 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Tiny Core Linux

    Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system focusing on providing a base system using BusyBox and FLTK. The lead developer of the project is Robert Shingledecker. The distribution is notable for its size under 12...

    Open Source Linux

  • Pearl OS icon

    Pearl OS

    Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since 12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux. It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That release was using the XFCE desktop environment. Since then...

    Open Source Linux

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    Damn Small Linux

    Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution. Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things: * Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated (No release candidate since 2012, no stable release since 2008), but it still fully works.
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    MenuetOS

    MenuetOS is an Operating System in development for the PC written entirely in 32/64 bit assembly language. Menuet64 is released under proprietary license and Menuet32 under GPL. Menuet supports 32/64 bit x86 assembly programming for...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    KolibriOS

    KolibriOS is a tiny yet incredibly powerful and fast operating system. This power requires only a few megabyte disk space and 8MB of RAM to run. Kolibri features a rich set of applications that include word processor, image viewer...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    JustBrowsing

    JustBrowsing is a bootable Linux "Live CD" that does not make any changes to the existing operating system on the computer. Enjoy a simple computing experience with only a web browser (your choice of Mozilla Firefox or...

    Open Source Linux Arch Linux

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    Macpup

    Macpup is a minimalist desktop Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux . It uses Enlightenment as the default window manager and provides a user interface resembling that of Apple's...

    Open Source Linux

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    CloudReady

    CloudReady is a operating system built and maintained by Neverware. Based on Google’s open source Chromium OS, CloudReady uses web apps and cloud storage instead of traditional software and local storage.

    Freemium Linux Chrome OS

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    Black Lab NetOS

    Black Lab NetOS is an alternative to Google Chrome OS and Chromium OS. All applications are accessed from the cloud.

    Free Personal Linux Web / Cloud

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    Sanickiosk

    Sanickiosk is a free and open source turn-key web kiosk which can be used in public or business spaces to provide internet or intranet services. It can be used for open or filtered web browsing or for digital signage. Sanickiosk...

    Open Source Linux

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    Webconverger

    Webconverger is a Linux-based operating system designed by Kai Hendry to be used solely for accessing web applications, first released in 2007. It is based on the Debian distro and is live, being able to boot from various media like a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Instant WebKiosk

    Instant WebKiosk is a free and refined “live” (no installation required) browser-only (only the browser interface will show up) operating system based on Linux Debian and designed for use in web kiosks, multi-user “web workstations”...

    Free Linux

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