All the Linux on this USB are 32bit require very little resources so they are meant to make your old system fully operational again.
Some of the LInux on the USB are as small as 15mb, while other are as big as 2gb, this gives you a great variations to find just the right type for your computer!
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
This is the XFCE version of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah', the Xfce aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.
LXLE is based on Lubuntu using the LXDE desktop environment, It is designed to be light on resources while giving a full function system.
Lubuntu provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.).
Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers but not for all of them, Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old (In this case not older then 2006).
Linux 3Bodhi is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.
The philosophy for the distribution is to provide a minimal base system so that users can populate it with the software they want. Thus, by default it only includes software that is essential to most Linux users, including file browsers (EFM), a web browser and a terminal emulator.
AntiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install systemd-free linux live distribution. Based on Debian It offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old and new computers.
Antix can run on most computers, ranging from 256 MB old PIII systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes
Q4os is a very fast and powerful operating system based on the latest technologies while offering highly productive desktop environment.
It have very low hardware requirements, runs great on brand new machines as well as legacy computers. It is also very applicable for virtualization and cloud computing.
This is the smallest Linux distribution in the collection: Tiny Core Linux (TCL).
A minimal Linux operating system focused on providing a basic system with BusyBox and FLTK. The distribution is characterized by its small size (16 MB) and minimalism. Additional features are provided by the extension
ChaletOS is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Xubuntu and featuring the Xfce desktop.
It provides a simple and intuitive desktop interface, modest hardware requirements and five years of security support.
The name ChaletOS is derived from Swiss mountain houses whose concepts of simplicity, beauty and recognisability inspired the creation and design of ChaletOS.
Say hello to the next iteration of lightweight, stable, and super-fast operating system! Based on Lubuntu, the Peppermint's developers have written about their principles of providing a familiar environment for newcomers to Linux, which requires relatively low hardware resources to run
4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution focusing on the following four "M":
- Maintenance (system rescue Live CD),
DebianDog is very small 32-bit Debian Live distro shaped to look and act like Puppy Linux.Debian structure and Debian behaviour are untouched and Debian documentation is 100% valid for DebianDog.
It have access to all debian repositories using apt-get or synaptic.
Slitaz is a light full-fledged Linux OS made of 30 MB.
On the live Version you get Firefox (Minefield) for browsing the web, PCManFM for file management, and a large list of other programs. It supports most machines based on i486 or x86 Intel compatible processors, a minimum of 192MB of memory is recommended to use the core version.
Slacko is a type of Puppy Linux, it is extraordinarily small, yet quite full-featured.
What's different here is that it boots into a ramdisk and, unlike other live distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the USB, it loads into RAM.
This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly even in the live version.
Trisquel GNU/Linux is a small yet very fast & full operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers.
The project is managed by independent developers and is partially funded by donations.
Refracta is a Linux distribution based on Devuan GNU+Linux (a systemd-free fork of Debian), designed primarily for home computer users and also for use as a system rescue and recovery disk.
It provides a simple and familiar layout using the Xfce desktop.
Other desktop environments and additional software packages are available from the Devuan package repository.