Light weight Linux distro (instead of W10) to run on Synology NAS (Virtual Machine Manager)?

Hi,

Is there a lightweight Ubuntu distro (like Ubuntu, but which version then), which can run with little resources (CPU/Memory)?

Might then run it (not sure if I will go for XPenology on HP Microserver yet  -what bugs me there is the uncertainty of upgrades and funcationality-) on a Synology DS918+ virtual machine manager (this Synology has only 4 GB of ram by default and processor is basic).
The idea is to have some users in my family use this distro and be able to do everything you can on a W10 + have fast access to data (since vm is running on Synology itself). Via RDP or via the webinterface of Synology.

Thanks for your input.
J.
janhoedtAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you mean a Linux Distro, to run as a VM ?

There are quite a few lightweight versions, even Live versions from a CDROM, e.g. MINT

or use Arch Linux, there are many flavours, it depends what you want to do in Linux.

The idea is to have some users in my family use this distro and be able to do everything you can on a W10 + have fast access to data (since vm is running on Synology itself). Via RDP or via the webinterface of Synology.

A nice pipe dream, just give every family member an iPad or Android Tablet!

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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Android and Ipad are nice, but you cannot type or work decently on those devices.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Depends what is required - a cut down version of Linux, does not give you much in terms of use either!
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
4GB ram is the killer  here.  The medical center I go to all of the practitioners use an IPAD with a keyboard instead of their IMAC
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