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I ordered a second hand mini laptop. (Mini as in 8 inch)

Now I obviously will put some kind of Linux distro onto it but I'm wondering which one I should choose.

Debian based is a must, except for that I don't know yet.

Ideas?

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    @RantSomeWhere Nope haha. Not familiar enough with it and I just need something I know right now ;)
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    @linuxxx i just posted arch for the meme, I’m not seriously suggesting it.
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    Smh why downgrade from Windows (assuming that's what's on it unless you're buying it from another tech guy)? 😏😂

    What's the laptop's usage gonna be?
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    @linuxxx Well if you need something you know, go for Debian, otherwise, I suggest giving a go try to Void.
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    @Jilano How's the hardware compatibility and package management on that distro?

    @Stuxnet Pretty much will act as a device I've got with me at all times so from programming to server management to watching movies and gaming sometimes...
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    Hm depends on the hardware specs I guess. I got Puppy Linux running pretty smoothly on my friends 13-year-old Laptop he wanted to throw away (all he does is some office work and casually browsing the Internet).
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    Well... Debian 🤷
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    PopOs seems popular, or perhaps Mint?
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    @alexbrooklyn

    ProbAbly to heavy
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    Bunsenlabs, or just Debian.
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    @linuxxx I haven't been able to spend too much time on it, yet, but I didn't run into any big issue. As for the package manager, it seemed good to me!

    Here's the wiki page for "XBPS": https://wiki.voidlinux.org/XBPS

    And here's a quick review of the distribution itself: https://itsfoss.com/void-linux/
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    Xubuntu/Linux Lite?
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    Bohdi Linux if you just need web and terminal.
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    @RememberMe xubuntu is the way to go, or pure debian. One of the two
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    I'd also recommend Linux Mint, although I've been using it for a few months now and absolutely love it, so I may be biased.

    On a side note, the Cinnamon desktop handles a vertical taskbar very nicely. That's a must have for me on a device with limited screen real estate.
  • 1
    Alpine Linux?
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    Lubuntu is a nice option, or Linux Mint LXDE
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    Linux MX is a Debian based small distro. Similar philosophy to arch (no bloatware) but without the instability of rolling releases. Plus it's Debian so you get access to apt-get :)
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    Ubuntu 18.04 minimal is always my "I need this to run Linux" distro.
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    Install Ubuntu then run Windows through a vm
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    #! Linux
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    @12bitfloat Why'd I install malware on my device? ;)
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    Devuan?
    I've been considering trying that one next.
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    Obsessing over Manjaro i3.
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    If you prefer debian flavors, and the machine itself will be relatively underpowered, then I don't see any reason to run anything but debian. I would recommend however that you do not run a display manager, and launch X with xinit/startx instead.
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    Tiny linux for a tiny laptop :)
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