EndeavourOS: A Lightweight Arch Linux Based Distro

If you are looking to try out an Arch Linux based distribution, then EndeavourOS can be a good choice. It is a lightweight, rolling release distribution that makes it easy for users that are new to Arch Linux based environment. Installing EndeavourOS: Download the EndeavourOS ISO image from here. Then, create a bootable USB drive and boot up from it. You can directly use the dd command to do that in...

Linux Lite: A Lightweight Ubuntu Based Distro For Older PCs

Linux Lite is an Ubuntu LTS based desktop Linux distro that’s geared for users making the move from Windows. Linux Lite comes with a simple desktop environment (Xfce) and is suitable for even low-end PCs. A list of hardware requirements can be found here. It is a lightweight desktop distro can be used on very old PCs too with around 1 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz processor. Installing Linux Lite: Download...

antiX: A Lightweight Debian Based Distro For Desktops

antiX is a Debian based distro geared for older PCs that is easy to use and install. It needs a modest disk space of about 4 GB to install and a minimum of 256 MB RAM which makes it a good choice for really old or low-end PCs. Download the ISO from here. This example uses antiX-19 (Marielle Franco). Installation: To install it, boot into the live environment. antiX has its environment – antiX...

Pop!_OS: An Ubuntu Based Linux Distro For PCs

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Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution by System 76 – a company that specialises in building and selling Linux based PCs and servers. If you’ve used Ubuntu, then Pop!_OS would be very familiar to use with it’s GNOME environment. Installing Pop!_OS : Download it from here. There are two choices for downloading it: an ISO for systems that run Intel/AMD graphics and the other...

Emmabuntüs : A Debian Based Distro For Older And Refurbished PCs

Emmabuntüs is a lightweight Debian based distro which is ideal for older PCs. It is designed for reusing older PCs and thereby reducing e-waste. (A list of minimum system requirements can be found here). It is also widely used by various humanitarian organizations worldwide mainly the Emmaus communities – a French charity movement from which the distro name is derived. Download the ISO directly...

elementary OS : A Quick Look At This Desktop Linux Distro

elementary OS is an Ubuntu based distro for desktops. It is suitable for users who would like to use Linux without a steep learning curve and is visually very polished. However it is not for older PCs as it requires a minimum of 4 GB of RAM, about 15 GB of disk space and a relatively newer CPU like Intel i3 or higher. A full list of system requirements can be found here. Download and install it from...