Alternatives to Slax for all platforms with any license

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    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses...

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    Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE, the...

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    Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple...

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    Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out...

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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.

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    SliTaz GNU/Linux LiveCD operating system. "SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from...

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    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy...

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    Tiny Core Linux

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    Porteus is a complete linux operating system that is optimized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or other bootable storage...

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    What's Windows PE (WinPE)? It's a small operating system used to install, deploy, and repair Windows. From Windows PE, you...

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    Alpine Linux

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

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    wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight...

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    SUSE Linux Enterprise

    SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing....

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    Plop Linux is a small distribution built from scratch that can boot from CD, DVD, USB flash drive (UFD), USB hard disk or from network...

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Slax Comments

I have used puppy linux for a while, but this one I find mu ...

Comment by Aaron
about Slax Jun 2011

I have used puppy linux for a while, but this one I find much better. Slax recognized my graphics and correct maximum resolution out of the box, on my laptop. Its a great mini linux that I use on my USB sticks. Although I could not get it to install normally, from the tar file, I used the CD version with Unetbootin, and it worked quite well.