Alternatives to Mezzano

  • WattOS

    wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight Openbox window manager as its default user interface, the distribution strives to be as energy-efficient as possible so that it can be used on low-specification and r…

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  • MidnightBSD

    MidnightBSD is a new BSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. It includes all the software you'd expect for your daily tasks — email, web browsing, word processing, gaming, and much more. A critical goal of the project is t…

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  • MenuetOS

    MenuetOS is an Operating System in development for the PC written entirely in 32/64 bit assembly language. Menuet64 is released under proprietary license and Menuet32 under GPL. Menuet supports 32/64 bit x86 assembly programming for smaller, faster …

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  • Macpup

    Macpup is a minimalist desktop Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux . It uses Enlightenment as the default window manager and provides a user interface resembling that of Apple's macOS .

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  • Legacy OS

    Puppy Linux Documentation Wiki - it is a Wikka

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  • DeLicate Linux

    DeLi(cate) is a fork of DeLi Linux 0.8 targeted at very old and low RAM computers. It also works very efficiently on ordinary computers where you want to run lightweight applications and avoid the bulk of ordinary distributions. Minimum requirements…

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  • Absolute Linux

    Absolute is a 64-bit Linux distribution based upon Slackware. It concentrates on "desktop" use so that it is ready for internet, multimedia, document and general home use out of the box. Absolute is lightweight -- meaning 2 things: that it can run o…

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  • Serenity OS

    Serenity is a graphical 32-bit Unix-like operating system with 90s aesthetics and built for x86 systems. FEATURES- Pre-emptive multitasking- Multithreading- Compositing window server- IPv4 networking with ARP, TCP, UDP and ICMP- ext2 filesystem- Uni…

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  • Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tr…

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  • Xubuntu

    Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu the easy to use Debian based Linux kernel based operating system. It is perfect for…

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  • Lubuntu

    Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE (for version 18.04 and earlier releases), the lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.On October 18, 2018 Lubuntu announced the 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish release, which u…

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  • Puppy Linux

    Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.

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  • Haiku

    Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

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  • SliTaz

    SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 40MB. The system is quick and responsive, clean and robust. SliTaz is …

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  • Bodhi Linux

    A minimalistic Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the Enlightenment desktop environment. Bodhi Linux is a Linux Distribution leveraging the fast, customizable, and beautiful Enlightenment Desktop. Enlightenment coupled with a minimal set of util…

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  • Tiny Core Linux

    Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system focusing on providing a base system using BusyBox and FLTK. The lead developer of the project is Robert Shingledecker. The distribution is notable for its size under 12 Megabyte, with additio…

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  • illumos

    illumos is a free and open-source Unix operating system. It derives from OpenSolaris, which in turn derives from SVR4 UNIX and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). illumos comprises a kernel, device drivers, system libraries, and utility software f…

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  • Porteus

    Porteus is a complete linux operating system that is optimized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or other bootable storage media. It's small (under 300Mb) and insanely fast which allows you to start up and get online while most other oper…

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  • KolibriOS

    KolibriOS is a tiny yet incredibly powerful and fast operating system. This power requires only a few megabyte disk space and 8MB of RAM to run. Kolibri features a rich set of applications that include word processor, image viewer, graphical editor,…

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  • Pearl OS

    Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since 12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux. It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That release was using the XFCE desktop environment. Since then we now offer th…

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