Best 7 Lightweight Linux Distros To Try In 2018

Best 7 Lightweight Linux Distros To Try In 2018

Insight: Best 7 Lightweight Linux Distros To Try In 2018 To Speed Up Your Old System.

There are plenty of Linux 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


Lightweight Linux

KNOPPIX hardware requirements

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

Download KNOPPIX

2) Lubuntu

Lightweight Linux

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


Lightweight Linux

LXLE minimum hardware requirements

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

Download LXLE

4) Linux Lite

Lightweight Linux

Linux Lite hardware requirements

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

Download Linux Lite

5) Peppermint

Lightweight Linux

Peppermint hardware requirements

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

Download Peppermint

6) Puppy Linux(es)

Lightweight Linux

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


7) PCLinuxOS

Lightweight Linux

PCLinuxOS hardware requirements

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

Download PCLinuxOS


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Note: There are still many more light weight Linux operating system in the market. Let us know if you have any favorite distro that we missed out.


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