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I need a low spec Linux Deb, something that is as simple as Ubuntu, but something that requires little resources, here are my specs.

AMD Turion X2 Tk-53 - 1.7ghz
Nvidia Geforce GO 6100
1GB DDR2
80gb hard drive
and thats about it...

Also I'd prefer not using a disk (too much trouble since I don't have any disks to burn)

So I need a install from windows installer.
post #2 of 24
if you have a free usb flash drive you can use something like unetbootin to put the iso on the flash drive, if the computer is unable to boot from flash drives, check out the plop boot manager, which can be added tot he windows bootloader to allow booting from a usb drive.

as for the distro of choice for a lightweight system, ubuntu is fairly lightweight, i have it on a laptop with similar specs, and it runs just fine.

the Desktop Manager is what is key, you have the choices of ubuntu, which runs gnome, then xubuntu, which runs xfce, or lubuntu which i'm not sure what it runs, but it says it is for lightweight machines

if you dont' want to download a new iso, you can use an existing ubuntu iso, install that, and then once you have it installed you can add one of the lighter DE's thru the package manager, likes so: open up a terminal, type:

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.
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Be wary of installing lubuntu-desktop, as that installs a buttload of extra software as well, abiword, cheese, chrome, a bunch of other games and such.

If you just want a lightweight desktop manager just install LXDE, it is what lubuntu runs off of, but without the extra, possibly unneeded software.


Just do:

sudo apt-get install lxde
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You could try CrunchBang.

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fedora

I had it ruining fine on a old Pentium system just the cli tho

but still your system will run it with the gui


how to wight a iso to a usb stick
see here
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...a_on_a_USB_key
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/8/11 at 10:47am
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That's not exactly 'low spec hardware' in the Linux sense, could easily run Ubuntu off of it
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by drelyn86 View Post
You could try CrunchBang.

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Gotta love #!, its running on my P4 HT 2.8 with 1GB RAM like a dream, shame about the really bad intergrated graphics.
    
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post #8 of 24
How about Lubuntu?

Ease of Ubuntu with the lightweight LXDE.
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Xubuntu/Lubuntu is what I'd vote for. XFCE isn't really that "intense" compared to KDE/Gnome, it's much much more light weight (by over half in some situations). [quick edit] LXDE even more so.
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Xubuntu/Lubuntu is what I'd vote for. XFCE isn't really that "intense" compared to KDE/Gnome, it's much much more light weight (by over half in some situations). [quick edit] LXDE even more so.
XFCE is more lightweight than Gnome or KDE, but Ubuntu's implementation of XFCE is actually more bloated than their Gnome environment (which is also bloated).
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