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Best Linux distributions for hardware detection and older hardware

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Jack Wallen responds to a question from a long-time Linux fan about small distributions and hardware support. Here is Jack’s advice on lightweight distributions.

First and foremost — the small Linux category is a tough one simply because the size restricts the inclusion of the vast hardware support most Linux distributions offer. But many of these smaller flavors do a fairly good job with this. My two favorites in this category are:

* Knoppix
* Puppy Linux (new releases available)

Now, here’s the thing —




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