What is the lightest distro for using Debian/Ubuntu softwares

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iripu

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Which distro uses lowest system resource (when installed on hard_disk/usb.) where I can install software from Debian OR Ubuntu repository?

I found Quelitu which is based on Lubuntu, but uses less memory as given on their site. There are lighter distros but most of them are based on Slackware. I don't have much experience so want some expert opinion. Thank you in advance.

-Ripu
 


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ehansen

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Which distro uses lowest system resource (when installed on hard_disk/usb.) where I can install software from Debian OR Ubuntu repository?

I found Quelitu which is based on Lubuntu, but uses less memory as given on their site. There are lighter distros but most of them are based on Slackware. I don't have much experience so want some expert opinion. Thank you in advance.

-Ripu
This doesn't seem to be under active development anymore, but you can easily update it I'd figure if you have a more recent sources.list file: http://fluxbuntu.org/ (uses Fluxbox)

Ubuntu has an (outdated but useful) article on setting up a lightweight system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/LowMemorySystems

A guide to installing Openbox: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox

Note that I've used both Openbox and Fluxbox on a 1.6 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor netbook with 1 GB of RAM and I experience absolutely no performance hits even with Firefox (which is known to be a resource bloat).
 
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thelowbudget

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Just try using damn small linux. Less resource consuming especially HD space as it runs at an acceptable 51.3mb in the latest version.
 
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carbon333

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The whole "damn small linux" fits into RAM which makes it superfast!
 
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Stefano Messicano

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Bachata linux is perhaps the lightest I have found, but takes a little work to set up.The most practical light true-Debian distro I have encountered, so far, is antiX-M11
 


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