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    Lightweight Linux

    The Three best lightweight Linux systems, according to How-To Geek.

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    Thumbs up I second that.

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    I've used Puppy Linux on an old single-core AMD based system with 512MB of memory and it worked great. If you are familiar with using Windows 98 or XP you'll find Puppy Linux easy to use, and it handles pretty much everything except intense 3D games.

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    Personally, for me, the best Linux distros are Zorin and Mint. Puppy may be a little lighter, but Zorin is the most Windows-like, and the easiest for a Windows user. Mint is also excellent, Ubuntu based. You dont have to wrack your brain trying to learn a new OS.

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    The problem I have with Mint is that an upgrade to a new version means a complete reinstall. (This is not unusual for Linux distributions, nor even for Major releases of Windows.)
    However much I like Mint, the reinstall is a killer...
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