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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BasicLinux
Mini distribution runs in 4 MB RAM disk, good for older systems (i486). Descriptions, documents, FAQ, downloads.
BasicLinux
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.
Pklinux
Distribution based on Slackware 7.0, 2.5 and 25 MB, minimal and fast to satisfy all basic needs. Descriptions, downloads, install instructions.
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.
Tiny Linux
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]
TinyLinux
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.
Vectorlinux
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.
VectorLinux
A small, fast, distribution for x86-compatible systems, based on Slackware. Includes small office/home applications as well as developer tools and server applications.
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