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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

  • 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

  • Puppy Linux icon

    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

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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

  • Alpine Linux icon

    Alpine Linux

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

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated.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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    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

  • 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: * Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)...

    Open Source Linux Mac Windows

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

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • DeLicate Linux icon

    DeLicate Linux

    DeLi(cate) is a fork of DeLi Linux 0.8 targeted at very old and low RAM computers. It also works very efficiently on ordinary computers where you want to run lightweight applications and avoid the bulk of ordinary distributions. ...

    Open Source Linux

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