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Comment Free For All: Which Obscure Linux Distro Do You Regularly Use?

Recently, we asked you which obscure linux distro you regularly used.  After all, someone has to use some of the 1,000 Linux distros in existence.

Some of the interesting comments:

I use TinyCore Linux, is the only linux distro that I can understand, and gives me a full control of what and how everything works, initially is only a small tool set, but carries with a complete extension repository, and you can create your own extensions from debian packages. (Julcar)

Regularly is a stretch but I used various time TinyCore Linux (64 bit and ARM) for its ability to load fully into ram and it’s slackware like package system (read-only archive overlay on top of /) not VPS related but quite useful for clients primed with an usb stick, definitely a project to check out in my opinion (DaF)

TinyCore is indeed a cool project and can run in as small as 46MB of RAM with an i486DX.  That is indeed lowend!

The other major project mentioned was Alpine Linux:

Alpine Linux FTW <3 (o_be_one)

Artix and Void Linux on my desktops, Alpine Linux on my servers! (ivysaur)

Alpine Linux is amazing for low-end servers (ivysaur)

Alpine Linux is “Small, Simple, Secure” BusyBox-based distro and now undergirds Docker.

Thanks everyone for your comments and we’ll do another Comment Free for All soon!





  1. Not really exactly what you are getting at Andrew but FreeBSD used to be something we used extensively years ago.

    April 25, 2021 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  2. thagoat:

    RISC OS, baby

    April 29, 2021 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  3. It’s refreshing to see the enthusiasm for these lesser-known distributions, highlighting the vibrant ecosystem and the wealth of options available within the Linux community.

    April 26, 2024 @ 3:20 am | Reply

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