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A comparison of several lightweight Linux distributions...
Because I liked Ubuntu so much, I decided to install it on my laptop too and also this worked very good. However, these days Ubuntu is way to heavy to run on my laptop. Because I wanted to have a fast system I tried to install Gentoo Linux; the installation took 3 days but I ended up with a very fast and responsible system. However, every time I had to install a program it took ages to compile the software. So then I started searching to a nice and user-friendly lightweight distribution.

It wasn't as easy as I thought, so I decided to write my experiences down in this review. The following distributions were tested:
  • Arch 2007.08-2
  • Damn Small Linux 4.2.5
  • Puppy 4.0
  • TinyMe Test7-KD
  • Xubuntu 8.04
  • Zenwalk 5.0
 read more | mail this link | score:8580 | -Ray, May 27, 2008
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