Lightweight Linux for Windows

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
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 :
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      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")
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    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.

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    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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