Best 11 Lightweight Linux Distros To Try In 2017

Best Lightweight Linux Distros

There are plenty of llinux distros available in the market. Some of them are hardware friendly and some of them are not. Here, we will talk about few lightweight distros that you should try in 2017. These are hardware friendly and can even run with minimum hardware configuration.

Best Lightweight Linux Distros


KNOPPIX hardware requirements

  • Intel/AMD-compatible CPU (i486 and up)
  • Standard SVGA-compatible graphics chipset
  • 2GB Disk Space
  • At least 120MB RAM

Download KNOPPIX


Lubuntu minimum hardware requirements

  • Pentium 4, Pentium M, AMD K8 or newer CPU. At least 266 MHz
  • 3 GB Disk Space +
  • 512 MB RAM

Download Lubuntu


LXLE minimum hardware requirements

  • Pentium 3 processor
  • 8 GB Disk Space
  • At least 512 MB RAM

Download LXLE

Linux Lite

Linux Lite hardware requirements

  • 700MHz processor
  • VGA screen (1024×768 resolution)
  • At least 2GB Hard Disk Space
  • 512MB RAM

Download Linux Lite


Peppermint hardware requirements

  • Any processor based on Intel x86 architecture
  • At least 3.6GB Disk Space
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)

Download Peppermint

Arch Linux

Arch Linux hardware requirements

  • Any 64-compatible machine. Has to be 64-bit
  • At least 1 GB Disk Space
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM

Download Arch Linux

Puppy Linux(es)

Puppy Linux hardware requirements

  • 233MHZ processor
  • 512MB free hard drive space to create an optional save file.
  • No hard drive required
  • 128MB RAM
  • CD-ROM/DVD/SD Card or USB Port

Download Puppy Linux



PCLinuxOS hardware requirements

  • Any Intel, AMD or VIA x86/64 processor
  • 512MB RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 12GB Hard Disk Space

Download PCLinuxOS

Manjaro Linux Xfce Edition

Manjaro Linux minimum hardware requirements

  • 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 30GB Hard Disk Space
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Download Manjaro Linux

Peach OSI

  • 700 MHz processor
  • 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended)
  • 8.6GB Disk Space
  • VGA capable of 1024×768 screen resolution

Download Peach OSI

Sparky Linux

Sparky Linux hardware requirements

  • i686 / amd64 CPU
  • 10GB Disk Space
  • 256MB RAM

Download Sparky Linux