Small Linux Distro Part 1



There are several reasons why you need a linux Distro that runs on a computer system is low on resources. Maybe because you like to old computers that reside in the barn back to life. Or maybe you want an operating system that fit in memory 128 MB, 64 MB, or 32 MB (hard to believe).

We will consider from this is how memory space required, minimum processor such as whether to be able to run linux, can it run on an external memory such as flash disk, or mmc, compact flash and many more other considerations.

Linux will we use this time is not Linux. Here we will discuss about linux that minimalism with relatively small size at least passable for small-size distributions. some of these include linux as Tiny Core Linux, Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux and others.




Tiny Core Linux
These distributions have the 10 MB Desktop GUI that can be boot from CDROM, PenDrive, or from hard drive. Tiny Core Linux (TCL) made of Linux 2.6, Busybox, Tiny X and Fltk. core system runs entirely from RAM and running quickly. There is also a version of Micro Core which is only 6 MB which is a console based from Tiny Core. This is not a full desktop distro, so it does not support the entire hardware. He gave full control of the user on the application and additional hardware to support. users can add their own additional applications via the repository compile it yourself or do wear the provided tool.


Damn Small Linux
It is usually abbreviated by the name of DSL. claimed as a minimalist Linux distribution which is most versatile. DSL with a myriad of applications that exist therein, could be placed in a size 50 MB Live CD, with the long term development of DSL get various updates as automatic, remote and local applications some applications like backup system, versatile partision system and restore system that could be in store on a floppy, CD, USB or even an external hard drive. Although DSL gives complete desktop, but the user must use the command line to mejalankanya. To that end, DSL is more aimed at those who are not afraid of the CLI. have been integrated inside the packet network such as SSH/FTP/HTTPD server automatically in a live CD. The GUI is given very light, fast and easy to use with a variety of versatile features.

You can do a boot DSL in an SD Card, USB Pen Drive or directly as the Host operating system. Moreover, it also can work seamlessly from the IDE Compact Flash Drive. DSL can be converted to Debian OS with Linux installation model Command Line. can run on 128 MB of RAM, easy lowered without the need to customize.

Packages that have been integrated in debian is XMMS (MP3, CD Music, and MPEG), Netrik web browser, FireFox, FTP client, Dillo web browser, spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck (US English), a word-processor (Ted), three editors (Beaver, Vim, and Nano [Pico clone]), graphics editing and viewing (Xpaint, and xzgv), Xpdf crashes (PDF Viewer), emelFM (file manager), Naim (AIM, ICQ, IRC), VNCviwer, Rdesktop, SSH/SCP server and client , DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE (ADSL), a web server, calculator, generic and GhostScript printer support, NFS, Fluxbox and JWM window managers, games, system monitoring apps, a host of command line tools, USB support, and pcmcia support, and some wireless support. DSL is a Knoppix derivative means grandson of Debian.


Puppy Linux
Puppy linux is widely used as a distro with a minimal footprint. He is a complete distribution that can be booted at 48-54 MB of RAM USB drives, CDs, Hard drives, Zip drives, Network/Thin Client, CD-ROM or a Mini-CD. the entire OS and applications run from RAM. Puppy Linux has a GUI SFS Boot Manager which provides convenience users to load the SFS Module. This module can make your system to run without install. applications that have been integrated in it, among others, SeaMonkey, AbiWord, Bluefish, Xfinans, Gaim, Gnumeric, Gxine, JWM, KDE, Firefox, Gimp, Audacity and OpenOffcie. Puppy linux could be used on the old computer, or perform data recovery. Puppy linux also supports the format of the windows (Fat 32, NTFS) to read and write data.





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