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...

Void Linux : An Independent Lightweight Linux Distro

Void Linux is an independent Linux distribution suited for more experienced users. It is not based on any other popular distros like Debian or Arch and instead of systemd,  it uses runit for managing system services which is considered far more better. So if you are an experienced Linux user and want to try out a new independent distribution, Void Linux can be a good option. It can even support embedded...

BunsenLabs Linux : A Minimalistic Debian Based Linux Distribution

If you are looking for a minimalistic Debian distro that’s lightweight and doesn’t require a lot of configuration changes to work properly, BunsenLabs Linux is a good choice. It is basically a continuation of CrunchBang Linux and comes with Openbox as the default window manager making it extremely light on resources. It has most of the common packages and utilities built-in, Tint2 panel...