Sunday, August 5, 2012

5 light weight Linux Distributions for your Old computer

What should i do with my old computer ? May be it is the first Question come to your mind when you see your old computer. It is true that you can't run new games on your PC. Max Pyane had 20GB in size and need high end Graphics and System resources. You can use your Old computer for Office works ,Browsing and for Watching Films , May be you have Windows XP on your PC , best OS we ever seen , but if you want to Install Linux on your PC , you can consider these OS , Puppy Linux is best for Old PC , simple and powerful OS. We prefer Puppy if you have Pentium 3 Processor.

5 top Lite Linux Distributions 

1 Puppy Linux

Simple Operating System based on Linux. Size of iso file is 115 MB without Open Office suit or Libre office suit. But it have all basic softwares like Web browser , Movie player , Abi word etc..

Latest version is Slacko Puppy 

Latest Long Term version is Wary Puppy 

Pros 


  • Simple OS 
  • Enough for Day to Day life
  • Good for Office and Education purpose 
  • Need less system resource
  • Good Help and Support
  • Fast
  • Secure 
  • Boot time less than 30-40 seconds
  • Run from RAM
  • Minimum system requirement
  • Wide software support 
  • Live USB/CD 

Latest stable version Slacko Puppy

Cons 

  • Simple Desktop Interface , not too attractive 

Puppy Linux long term version Wary puppy

Home page : Puppy Linux 

Help and Support : Puppy forum 


2. Lubuntu 

Lubuntu is derived from Ubuntu  , main difference between Ubuntu and Lubuntu is in Desktop Interface , Ubuntu uses Unity as default interface while Lubuntu uses LXDE interface. LXDE indicate Light x11 Desktop interface. Lubuntu could run on old computers with Pentuin Processor , It need only  128 MB ram for normal use , But you need atleast 256 RAM for smooth works.Lubuntu,Kubuntu,Xubuntu, Ubuntu have same name.They are all follow Ubuntu name.

Pros 


  • Light weight Linux
  • Lubuntu Software Center
  • Minimum System requirement 
  • Beautiful Desktop Interface
  • Mind blowing icon set
  • Live USB/CD image 


Lubuntu 12.04 LTS

Home page : Lubuntu

Help and Support : Lubuntu forum 

3 Pepper Mint 

Peppermint is based on Lubuntu , and it also lighter than Lubuntu . Both Lubuntu and Peppermint uses Google chrome as default browser. But they have some differences in software's Peppermint has some online software's that are not in Lubuntu. We think that Peppermint is lighter than Lubuntu.

Pros 

  • Lubuntu based 
  • Simple and light
  • Minimum System requirement 
  • Web based applications for Graphics and Emails
  • Fast boot time 
  • Lubuntu Software center


Peppermint Linux

Home page : Peppermint

Help and Support : Peppermint forums 

4  Zorin OS 

Zorin OS is a an Ubuntu based Operating system.It has variants like Free , Premium etc.. Basically Zorin OS has Windows xp, Windows 7 and Mac like interface. For old computer's , Zorin OS lite is available , which can run on old computer with minimum system resource. Zorin provide good Help and Support for it's users.

Pros

  • Good help and Support
  • Can upgrade to original Zorin OS
  • Ubuntu like software center
  • Live USB/CD disk
  • Faster than Windows  
Zorin OS

Home page: Zorin OS lite 

Download under lite

Help and Support : Zorin OS forums 

5  Tinyme 

Similar to Puppy Linux , it look like puppy linux. Size is ,a bit more than Puppy , 230 Mb in size. It support both 32 bit and 64 bit. Faster like Puppy linux

Pros 
  • Simple
  • Faster
  • Minimum system requirements
  • Live USB/CD

Tinyme OS
Home page: Tiny me 

Help and Support: forums

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