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Questions tagged [lightweight]

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Does Linux not distinguish between processes and threads?

As far as I know in Linux kernel, the structure task_struct represents threads i.e. light weight processes, but not processes. processes are not represented by any structure, but by groups of ...
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Fetched size and Installed Size

i have 2 packages the first one has a Fetched 89.2 kb size and it has 571 installed size ( lxterminal ) , and the other one has a Fetched 1738 kb size and it has 502 installed size ( mlterm ) . how ...
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Give application instances their own IPs? Extremely lightweight containerization?

About two years ago I received a note with a method, but I was not able to find the note or the method right now. Anyone know the easiest way to achieve this? J.E.B.
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I need a very small amount of Linux Utils - How should I go about selecting Distro?

I require some basic utils like ls, dd, zip, and fdisk so that I can clone a HD of a Windows Machine. I will be using Linux only for this dd clone, then shutting down. Rather than booting up a ...
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Better battery saver linux between ubuntu mate and xubuntu

I have tried xubuntu, lubuntu and ubuntu mate. I found xubuntu and ubuntu mate desktop environment good. My main concern is battery saving. Which saves better battery between Ubuntu mate and xubuntu
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Lightest hardware accelerated desktop system

I need a list of lightweight desktop environment that uses hardware acceleration either natively or from being on top of another library like Xlib, GTK+, etc. What I'm actually looking for is a ...
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Lightweight SSH-only distro (< 128 MiB RAM) [closed]

I am looking to set up an SSH entry point into my network via a lightweight Linux or BSD setup. The purpose of the distro will be to allow SSH access into the rest of the internal network—that's it. ...
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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CLI only Linux on Intel Celeron 266 MHz

I want to install a CLI only Linux system on an old desktop computer for testing and development purposes. It's an Intel Celeron 266MHz with 64 MB of RAM and 4 GB of HDD, and it doesn't reach the ...
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Dedicated-purpose, single application linux boxes [duplicate]

I'm designing an app that will be deployed/installed to a linux machine (perhaps Archlinux, but could be any distro and in fact I would actually prefer something lightweight and inside the Debian ...
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Most lightweight distro that runs LibreOffice Writer

I've got an old PC with a 400 Mhz CPU and 256 Mb RAM. I just need to run LibreOffice Writer on it (or another word processor that opens .doc just as good, no Abiword). I'm looking for a light distro ...
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light linux server for small business [closed]

I want to convert my old pc (733Mhz CPU, 40 Gb HD, 256 Mb RAM) to a nexus server(Local Maven repository). I don't need no GUI. I have read about puppy, MacPup and Lubuntu here, but I don't know if ...
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I need a very light weight GUI to run under Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) with a twist

I have a VPS, for which I am paying next to nothing and grandfathered in. Therefore I am unwilling to part with it. And I want it to perform a smidgen more by making it accessible via VNC. Mind you ...
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Lightweight Debian based distro?

Can anyone recommend an lightweight debian based distribution working on an PC with 800 MHZ CPU and 64 MB RAM? Also, would some old games like Worms Armageddon or Diablo 2 work on the lightweight ...
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Linux distro to run a MIDI-server on a PII 333 MHz

I am looking for a Linux distro that can be used to redirect MIDI message from the network to the soundboard a TurtleBeach Montego from 1997. Currently the computer is running Windows 98 se and I get ...
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Can I use APT on TinyCore?

Will tinyCore let me use APT? I am looking forward to use a very light version of Linux on a netbook or something. For the last few years I been using Linux Mint and I like it, but I am getting tired ...
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Light linux for disk operations

I have old computer with Windows XP system and it started crashing randomly. I need light OS, which can be booted as Live CD/DVD in which I could copy all data from hdd to external hdd. I have tried ...
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Linux OS running a single application [closed]

I want to build a Linux based OS which is custom made for only one application and is totally light-weight and uses minimum system resources. How do I go about this? Would stripping down an already ...
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What is “lightweight”? [closed]

Is there a technical definition, or at least some benchmark notion, of the word "lightweight"? Is it just some arbitrary "doesn't consume a lot of computer resources"? Or perhaps "the application ...
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Suggested setup for an ultra-lightweight text-based programming environment in linux

I am looking for suggestions for a setup for my particular needs. I haven't done much linux since college and want to get back into it as a hobby. I have some not-too-powerful hardware (512 MB ram, ...
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What would be a light weight, memory non-intensive distro for virtual server use?

I have come across several posts talking about light weight distros from a general context, but none of them are really hitting the nail on the head for me. Specifically, I have PHP script that I run ...
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Lightweight browser for linux

Is there a lightweight, fast browser (for old hardware) for linux which has the following features: supports tags for bookmarks and has a tag search function supports (possibly via plugins) most ...
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What distribution for light weight server?

I'm planning on setting up a VM linux box. It needs to be as light weight as possible - no need for GUI. Requirements: It will be connected to VPN It will be running maintenance scripts on mysql ...
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Is there a way to have a web browser while no KDE or GNOME is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: install firefox in ubuntu-server edition I'm running an ubuntu machine (server actually) that does not have any user interface installed, only a command line. I was ...
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Command Line Linux Distro for i386 and 128MB RAM

I'm looking for a command line Linux distro that runs under 128Mb of RAM and works with i386. All the distros that I've looked at so far seem to be too big, don't support that old of a processor, or ...
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What are some options for lightweight distros, specifically for virtulization? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Linux distro is most lightweight for running virtual machines? I've been using Linux for a year or two full time. I do a lot of programming, and I'm pretty good at it, ...
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looking for light weight Linux for a old 104 pc [closed]

I am looking for a light weight Linux for a PC that runs at 200 Mhz with 256 Megs of RAM. I was thinking maybe Lubuntu, as the system requirements state it needs at least a Pentium 2 generation with ...
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Super lightweight script to receive incoming email and forward to script

I need a very simple daemon script that receives all emails to a domain name and just forwards them to a script. I know there's software like exim, qmail or others to do this, but I do not want to ...
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Looking for a distro with GUI fit for Windows 98 PCs

I have a Windows 98 computer that we still use (the hardware works just fine, but Windows is becoming a bit flaky and I'd rather go problem hunting and solving with Linux rather than Win98). I'm ...
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Lightweight MS Paint/MacPaint equivalent FLOSS in Linux?

What is an equivalent to MS Paint and MacPaint that works on Linux? There is a BSD-licenced one called Paintbrush that's great for Mac OS X, but I have not found one on Linux. I hope it can be ...
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Trying to use an old PC for home theater PC

I'm trying to use some fairly old hardware (purchased ~2000) to have hooked up to my tv full time and I'm looking for advice on which distro to use. Hardware Specs: Pentium 4 1.9 GHz 765 mB RAM ...
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Lightest way to run GUI applications in Linux? [closed]

I realized I can use a window manager without a desktop environment and don't lose any functionality I care about. Applications still work fine, I can still arrange application windows as I please. ...