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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 a Linux Distro 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 HP webOS. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Absolute Linux are Puppy Linux, EndeavourOS, Haiku and Alpine Linux.

Absolute Linux alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Absolute Linux.
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  1. Arch Linux icon

    Arch Linux

    • Linux
    202 alternatives to Arch Linux 

    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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    1.  Rolling ReleaseArch Linux supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightArch Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
    another arch with KDE 4.3 desktop
  2. Puppy Linux icon

    Puppy Linux

    • Linux
    222 alternatives to 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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    1.  LightweightPuppy Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortablePuppy Linux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. EndeavourOS icon

    EndeavourOS

    • Linux
    199 alternatives to EndeavourOS 

    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...

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseEndeavourOS supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightEndeavourOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedEndeavourOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Haiku

    197 alternatives to Haiku 

    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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    1.  LightweightHaiku consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. Alpine Linux icon

    Alpine Linux

    • Linux
    70 alternatives to Alpine Linux 

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

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    1.  LightweightAlpine Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    KolibriOS

    37 alternatives to 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, graphical editor, web browser and well over 30...

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    1.  LightweightKolibriOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      SliTaz

      • Linux
      91 alternatives to SliTaz 

      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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      1.  LightweightSliTaz consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      2.  PortableSliTaz can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Damn Small Linux icon

      Damn Small Linux

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      54 alternatives to Damn Small Linux 

      Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

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      1.  LightweightDamn Small Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
        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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      • Tiny Core Linux icon

        Tiny Core Linux

        • Linux
        30 alternatives to Tiny Core Linux 

        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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        1.  LightweightTiny Core Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      • MenuetOS icon

        MenuetOS

        36 alternatives to 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 smaller, faster and less resource hungry...

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        1.  LightweightMenuetOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
          Window transparency, preview, freeform
          C-lib/Menuet CD (Quake, Doom, ..)
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