Benchmarking The Lightweight, Musl-Based Alpine Linux
Following the KaOS and Void Linux benchmarking as part of our next big Linux distribution comparison was firing up Alpine Linux for some benchmarking.
Alpine Linux was included since it's been getting a lot of attention lately due to interest from the Docker community with some Docker images now opting for Alpine Linux rather than Ubuntu. Alpine Linux is a lightweight distribution relying upon musl libc and BusyBox. Alpine Linux in its x86_64 flavor weighs in at an 82MB ISO but via its apk package manager is a wealth of possible packages.