Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

4 Minimal Linux Desktop Distributions

Filed under
Linux

I’ve been researching concepts of minimalism as it applies to computing and personal productivity, and I’m convinced that in many cases, a minimal setup can really help you get more done. Trimming the unnecessary applications and eye-candy from your computing setup can help your focus and find the most efficient workflow. I offer four truly minimal Linux distributions here…and to me minimal doesn’t necessarily imply small, and small does not mean minimal. Take PuppyLinux, for instance. Small, yes. Minimal? Hardly. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad thing (I’m a Puppy fan); it’s just not really minimal. So, not all of these distros are super tiny, but they do all embrace minimalistic principles: simple but pleasing design, just the applications you need, and an emphasis on performance.

Minimal Linux Desktop #1: Slitaz

Slitaz is definitely one of the most interesting Linux desktops I’ve come accross in quite a while. Somehow, they crammed a modern-feeling desktop, a compelete suite of familiar apps, and a web server into 25 mb download.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

Red Hat Financial News

Wine 2.0 RC6 released