KolibriOS Alternatives

    KolibriOS is described as 'tiny yet incredibly powerful and fast operating system. This power requires only a few megabyte disk space and 8MB of RAM to run' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to KolibriOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and Arch Linux. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KolibriOS are Xubuntu (Free, Open Source), Lubuntu (Free, Open Source), Haiku (Free, Open Source) and Puppy Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 22, 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. Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.
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    3. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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      Puppy Linux vs KolibriOS opinions
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      Fast, stable, a range of distribution options including an Ubuntu-compatible line that makes installing software easy if you are used to Ubuntu derived OSes. The size alone is amazing. I would definitely recommend it.
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      This is one of the smallest distribution Linux, full and fast.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    6. 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...
    7. 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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      SliTaz vs KolibriOS opinions
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      Papel Slitaz is incredibly fast, even on hardware from 2004. It also has a decent software library, so you can set it up for casual internet browsing and document editing without a hassle.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Bodhi Linux, a lightweight distribution featuring the fast & fully customizable Moksha Desktop (https://alternativeto.net/software/moksha/about/). The 64-bit is built on top of Ubuntu (20.04). The 32-bit Non-PAE architecture has a Ubuntu 18.04 base – Bodhi Linux 6.0.
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