Lightweight Linux for Windows

I need a lightweight linux for windows.  Red Hat takes up too much space.  Any suggestions?
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what do you mean Lightweight linux FOR WINDOWS ?

do you mean you are running Linux over windows by using a software like VMWARE ?

anyway if you want lightweight linux you can lookout for

slackware :

  This one is very small one - DamnSmallLinux (50MB):


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does take any space just a cd drive!
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Perhaps Cygwin (depending on what you really mean by "Linux for Windows")
knoppix (or kanatix, just a more maintained knoppix really) would be good for sampling but the install isnt in the same galaxy as anything light weight - that thing is bloated bigtime on the HD install!  good for newbies even then though.

you can make any linux "lightweight" but i'd go with avizit's suggestion of debian.  download a sarge net install cd (im sorry but i still hold to "unstable debian" being one of the most stable things on earth) and you can have a teeny tiny base install thats essentially just enough to get online and download the components you want to use.  cant beat that.  debian too.  gotta love debian.
lcorAuthor Commented:
I ended up ordering a linux bootable pen drive from damnsmalllinux cuz that will fit my needs.

Thanks to everyone else for their input!
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