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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...

    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
  • Chromium OS icon

    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...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Haiku icon

    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...

    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....

    Open Source Linux

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

    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 icon

    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...

    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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • Tiny Core Linux icon

    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...

    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....

    Open Source Linux

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  • Damn Small Linux icon

    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: *...

    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.
  • MenuetOS icon

    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...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • KolibriOS icon

    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...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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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...

    Freemium Linux Chrome OS

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