need very light GUI linux distro

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  1. back

    back MDL Novice

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    I have a computer with AMD duron 1.1 Ghz, 512 mb of ram, and a 40gb hard drive, what would be a good distro for a very basic system like this one?
     
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  3. jassi

    jassi MDL Junior Member

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    Damn small linux
    You can also consider LXDE or XFCE based editions of popular linux distros
     
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    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    Debian Squeeze with basic setup, no GUI, after that you can install LXDE
     
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    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Good Distro... Small and fast...
     
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  7. ILoveLinux

    ILoveLinux MDL Novice

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    While Puppy and Debian are great with Squeeze being pehaps a bit much for a new Linux user and Puppy a pain to install to a harddrive
    Look at Distros like Lubuntu. It only requires 128 mg of RAM and will run well with 512 mg of RAM. Its part of the Ubuntu world and uses their pakages.
    You have many options with some being a bit lighter then others. I mentioned Lubuntu but Xubuntu is also cool. Some like Crunchbang and Archbang are
    also worth a look. Less well known Distros are also nice. Vector, Bodhi, Silatz, the problem is some aren't updated as often and have less of a following.
    So if you have questions may not find answers quickly.