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Best linux distro for live usb?

Y2K1
  • 53 months ago

I will be using it on more modern computers 2010+ , and a good gui would be nice too

Thanks!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Manjaro XFCE.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I've been a pretty big fan of Manjaro for about 2 years now. Used it as my productivity OS up until about 5 months ago.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Knoppix. Unless you want it to have access to the Ubuntu store, then try one of the *buntus.

Edit: If you opt for Ubuntu, but are going to use it often on PCs without 3D accelerated graphics or with nVidia Maxwell GPUs, I recommend avoiding Ubuntu Gnome and regular Ubuntu. instead try Kubuntu or the lighter weight Xubuntu.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Linux Mint isn't bad, either.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently run mint on a computer, and it is nice, but is it lightweight enough

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Lightweight enough for what? Mint doesn't do a lot of glitzy, clever stuff, so it's fairly middling on its resource demands. However, it's not as spartan as a console-only bare Debian installation.

Try both the Mate and Cinnamon flavors on a Live USB stick, and see what you think.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll try both

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Debian LXDE is quite a bit lighter than Ubuntu. LMDE and MX-15 are also good options for modest (but not ancient) specifications.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Will consider

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to go with one of the *buntu operating systems instead, I would suggest the LTS releases specifically. The regular releases can be rather flaky. Xubuntu in particular strikes a good balance between features and performance from my experience.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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