Absolute Linux Alternatives

    Absolute Linux is described as 'Absolute is a 64-bit Lightweight Linux distribution based upon Slackware; It concentrates on "desktop" use so that it is ready for internet, multimedia, document and general home use out of the box' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Absolute Linux for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Arch Linux, Haiku and Linux kernel. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Absolute Linux are Haiku (Free, Open Source), Puppy Linux (Free, Open Source), EndeavourOS (Free, Open Source) and SliTaz (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.
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    2. Haiku is an 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.
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    3. 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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    4. Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...
    5. SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 40MB. The system is quick and responsive, clean and robust.
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    6. Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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.
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    7. Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system that manifests the Core Project's philosophy and focuses on providing a base system using BusyBox and flwm.
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    8. Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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.
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