Lightweight Linux

 

Linux desktop articles

WM/DE Memory (MB)

WM/DE Memory (MB)


 

Ubuntu articles

Ubuntu 13.04 Memory (MB)

Ubuntu 13.04 Memory (MB)

 

Debian articles

Debian “wheezy” Memory (MB)

Debian “wheezy” Memory (MB)

 

openSUSE articles

openSUSE memory (MB)

openSUSE memory (MB)

 

Fedora articles

Fedora GNOME Desktop memory (MB)

Fedora GNOME Desktop memory (MB)


 

2 thoughts on “Lightweight Linux

  1. Mike Grace

    Thank you for covering small window managers. There is little information available on them especially comparisons involving memory use. I use Debian with KDE as my primary distro but I find light window managers helpful on older hardware. I do think one of the problems with them is major distros only have them available as packages that need quite a bit of work before you have a fully functional system. You usually don’t have something that is usable out of the box. For this reason I have found AntiX helpful. It includes ICEWM, fluxbox, and JWM. The three window managers are pre-configured and the developers have made them easy to modify even if your technical skills are quite modest. It’s a great distro if you want to try a window manager but don’t know how or don’t want to modify text files. In addition, they usually throw in a couple of more minimal window managers for you to play with. Herbsluftwm is one of the current ones.

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