Linux distributions optimized to fit on standard removable media and/or to run in smaller amounts of RAM. Where possible, typical distribution size follows description as last item mentioned.
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Mini distribution runs in 4 MB RAM disk, good for older systems (i486). Descriptions, documents, FAQ, downloads.
Mini-Linux, boots from HD, FD, CD; runs in 4 MB RAMdisk, based on Slackware 7.1, complete shell, easy editor, many useful utilities, well suited to Internet use: can dial ISP, browse Web, send/receive email, download files.
Distribution based on Slackware 7.0, 2.5 and 25 MB, minimal and fast to satisfy all basic needs. Descriptions, downloads, install instructions.
Small Linux distributions
Links to small distributions that usually load from one or two floppies. Includes utilities for making small Linux distributions of your own.
Superb Mini Server
A full featured linux mini server with a small footprint.
Tiny Core Linux
A nomadic, very small desktop capable of booting from CD-ROM, pendrive, or frugally from a hard drive. Screenshots, wiki, support forums and download links.
Small distribution for older computers, installs via floppy, needs i386+, 8 MB RAM, 50 MB hard disk. Description, instructions, downloads, links, FAQs, stories, bug reports, program archive. [English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese]
Small distribution for i386, derived from SuSE 6.4, base version contains only that needed to run Linux. Goal: small, clear system useful as start point for more developments, for desktop and embedded use. ~7MB.
Made to give Linux community a base system to build their own system, based on individual needs and wants in an OS. Description, features, download.
A small, fast, distribution for x86-compatible systems, based on Slackware. Includes small office/home applications as well as developer tools and server applications.
Last update:March 26, 2015 at 14:37:53 UTC