I've developed some application which uses a browser in order to run. The usage of the browser is simply for the GUI which is built with html/css/js (there are lot of js animations). Currently, the application runs on a 2.1GHz CPU and 4GB of RAM.
I was looking for linux OS (based on debian/ubuntu) that will use the least amount of resources. After some research, I saw that there is Lubuntu and LXLE which both seems to be pretty efficient. However, the most ideal thing will be running something like Ubuntu Server and then install the least amount of packages in order to get Chrome working on it.
The OS I'm looking for is some OS that when it has loaded, it will use the least amount of resources as possible. For example, I have 2.1GHz CPU and 4GB RAM, when the OS has fully loaded, the OS will use about 2% of the CPU and MAX 300MB of RAM to "stay alive" which then will leave 3.7GB of ram and 98% of the CPU free for other tasks.
Another requirement is to be able to install Nginx, Mysql, PHP and some other small CLI components on the OS.
I want the single instance of web browser that will run to have all of the PC resources except to the OS system's resources.
Are there any distributions that can do this?