Alternatives to Slax for all platforms with any license

  • Ubuntu icon

    Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10...

    Commercial Windows

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    Xubuntu

    Xubuntu is a lightweight variant of Ubuntu that uses the Xfce desktop environment, which is designed for low-powered computers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work, Xubuntu is prepackaged with all the applications...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Debian

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    Lubuntu

    Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE, the lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 powerful.

    Open Source Haiku

  • Ubuntu MATE icon

    Ubuntu MATE

    Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest...

    Open Source Linux

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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

  • SliTaz icon

    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

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    Antergos

    Antergos, as its father, Arch Linux , is a rolling release distro. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has...

    Open Source Linux

  • Ubuntu Server icon

    Ubuntu Server

    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best...

    Open Source Linux

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    Bodhi Linux

    A minimalistic Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the Enlightenment desktop environment. Bodhi Linux is a Linux Distribution leveraging the fast...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Alpine Linux icon

    Alpine Linux

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Windows Preinstallation Environment icon

    Windows Preinstallation Environment

    What's Windows PE (WinPE)? It's a small operating system used to install, deploy, and repair Windows. From Windows PE, you can: Set up your hard drive before installing Windows. Install Windows by using apps or scripts...

    Free Windows Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)

  • SemiCode OS icon

    SemiCode OS

    SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments. All you need to do after installing the...

    Open Source Linux

  • Apricity OS icon

    Apricity OS

    Apricity OS is a modern, intuitive operating system for the cloud generation of computing. It is based on ArchLinux and has an extremely beautiful Desktop Environment that's stripped off from GNOME.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 Shingledecker. The distribution is notable for its size under 12...

    Open Source Linux

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    Illumos

    Illumos is a derivative of OS/Net (aka ON), which basically is a Solaris/ OpenSolaris kernel with the bulk of the drivers, core libraries, and basic utilities. It is dependent on OS/Net, which...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Porteus

    Porteus is a complete linux operating system that is optimized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or other bootable storage media. It's small (under 300Mb) and insanely fast which allows you to start up and get online...

    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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    Mandriva Linux

    Mandriva Linux is a French Linux distribution . Was launched in 1998 under the name of Mandrake Linux, with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. At that time, Linux was already well-known as a powerful and stable...

    Open Source Mac Linux

    • Discontinued Discontinued, Mandriva only offer paid products now.
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    MidnightBSD

    MidnightBSD is a new BSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. It includes all the software you'd expect for your daily tasks — email, web browsing, word processing, gaming, and much more. A critical...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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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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    WattOS

    wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight Openbox window manager as its default user interface, the distribution strives...

    Open Source Linux

  • TempleOS icon

    TempleOS

    The Temple Operating System (TempleOS) is a free and open source, x86_64, non-preemptive, multi-tasking PC operating system. FEATURES * x86_64, ring-0-only, single-address-map, multitasking kernel with multicore support. *...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • 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 under GPL. Menuet supports 32/64 bit x86 assembly programming for...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise icon

    SUSE Linux Enterprise

    SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. It's the only Linux recommended by VMware, Microsoft and SAP. And it's supported on more...

    Open Source Linux

  • Plop Linux icon

    Plop Linux

    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 with PXE. It's designed to rescue data from a damaged system, backup and restore operating...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 set of applications that include word processor, image viewer...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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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

  • MX Linux icon

    MX Linux

    MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid...

    Open Source Linux

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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.

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