Is Jolicloud the lightest OS?
Posted 20 December 2010 - 05:11 PM
My question is that, is Jolicloud the lightest OS? Should I install Linux Mint, Moblin or Jolicloud?
Can these operating systems be used offline for watching my videos etc?
Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:49 PM
However, I'm assuming you want something more "tailored" to a netbook. Jolicloud is built on top of Ubuntu Netbook Edition, so you would probably see similar performance between those two. I think Moblin is its own entity, but I don't know much about that project. I know that Moblin runs on embedded systems as well, so that might be a fast distribution as well.
What netbook do you have? We could narrow it down from there.
Posted 18 June 2011 - 11:04 AM
Aaahhh, TinyCore Linux. It's small and good, but at the same time, It doesnt have GTK or such, so the first tie you go to install a GTK app, the install size gets much bigger.
Now, for a more "Normal" Leightweight linux, go with Wolvix. I used Wolvix back in the days (some 5 years ago) when all i had was a had was a 600Mhz processor and 192 MB Ram, and Wolvix ran great. It uses XFCE, so you get a "modern" desktop. It, in comparison to Lubuntu, is much, Much more leight weight than Lubuntu, and works just as great.
Now if you want a "Different" leight weight Linux, use Bohdi Linux. It's pretty much E17 + TinyCore Linux. Graphically, it's eyecandy, speed wise, it's fast. But E17 makes use of some non-standard ways of Desktop interaction... It's just a bit different. Not much to a learning curve, you will get the hang of it quickly.
Then there is Puppy Linux. It's not a Leight weight as it used to be, but it's still good. It has most of your common, every day apps covered.
I believe that all of these make use of a downloadable package installer, although some will have more, and better packages than others. Puppy has a lot of these packages, called "Pets". Next up is Wolvix. As an ex-wolvix packager, it used to be fairly easy. I myself actually (back in 2006) took all of E17 (then current) and converted ALL of it in to a single, .tgz downloadable package for installing. As how I have not used Wolvix since then, i am not to sure how Package development is. I know that they left the .tgz format and went to a lzma baised one, allowing for greater compression.
Anyway, give these Linuxes a try.
TinyCore | Wolvix | Bodhi Linux
Additional Linuxes to try (that I have not reviewed)
A List of Linux Distros that can run from a small amount of RAM
Wiki Article on Linux from RAM
Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:40 PM
What some people forget (or simply dont realize) is that netbooks are made from atleast 5+ year old Tech. Yes, the Atom processor is New, but it is old Tech. It is just a new update to the old 1.x Ghz processors. You go buy a netbook, you THINK that your getting the latest and the greatest, and you are, but only in small form factor. Seriously, it's all OLD tech.
That type of hardware runs XP great... Thats why when i got my mom a Netbook last year for Christmas, I went out of my was to make sure that it had XP on it.
If your using a netbook, get a small Linux. I am giving Slitaz a run right now, and it's good, really good, if you dont mine OpenBox.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:17 AM
Linux Mint XFCE (Debian)
From the site that you linked...
One of the most significant improvements is the performance boost given to this edition.
Here are a few figures comparing the memory consumption in the 32-bit live sessions of Linux Mint Xfce and Linux Mint 9 Xfce:
Mint Xfce: 114 MB RAM (Mint 9 Xfce: 153 MB RAM)
Mint Xfce + Writer + Calc + Firefox: 177 MB RAM (Mint 9 Xfce + Writer + Calc + Firefox: 212 MB RAM)
Mint Xfce + Writer + Calc + Firefox + Thunderbird + VLC + Rhythmbox: 220 MB RAM (Mint 9 Xfce + Writer + Calc + Firefox + Thunderbird + Gnome MPlayer + Exaile: 256 MB RAM)
I am glad to see that some one has realized that Ubuntu is getting Heavy, and uses to many resources. Wile most netbooks only have 1GB RAM, this Debian derivative is a good idea. Awesome find! Now if only MintMenu didnt have that horrible Brushed Steel texture to it, i hope it can be changed...