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12 Light and Fast PC Operating System For Old PC, Laptop and Tablet

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  1. DeathStar says:

    Why ? Really ,why should some one use Linux when Windows 10 is doing so great job ? It is just windows phobia and Linux mental war . The greatest DDOS attack on cloud Linux servers last week was clear evidence that Linux is not safe. But it is not the end because an 11 years old killer bug was found in Linux . But here it is 26 October Microsoft fireworks that make Linux to vanish .

    1. Devendra says:

      Yes windows 10 is great, Even I use it most of the time. This post has some lightweight operating system.

    2. Livestar says:

      DDOS attack shows an OS isn’t safe? What has DDOS got to do with OS security?
      I would cite the recent vulnerabilities discovered in the kernel, but the thing is – they are patched quickly.

    3. Jon Dough says:

      I manage 4 computers running windows 10. It is beautiful and works good…until the anniversary updates came out and crashed out 3 of them! Average time to fix: A little over 2 hours each. Of course the first one took quite a bit longer, the next two a little less. Several reboots each, down time on each. Now I am awaiting another crash next time there is an upgrade.
      I manage one computer (an older one) running linux. I recently upgraded distributions, about 30 minutes. It ran well, but was even better when I upgraded the video driver. If it does crash the average repair time is around 2 minutes..the time it takes to reboot to the previous kernel. That is why my personal machine runs Linux!

    4. Daksh says:

      I have a computer having less ram to run Windows 10. So I prefer os in this list

      1. Jacques says:

        Yeah… I got windows 10 Anniversary (64 bit) running fast on an old pc that ran XP(32 bit) slow with 2GB ram and a Celeron D 2.8ghz no problems and ran a few basic programs too. Didn’t have to tinker with anything either.

    5. Tony says:

      Note this article is called “12 Light and Fast PC Operating System For Old PC, Laptop and Tablet” not “Operating systems to replace Windows.” Some people may want to run an older PC for kids or tinkering. Or perhaps they can’t spare $100 to buy it and are looking for something that’s free. It’s not “Windows phobia,” It’s called “having appropriate alternatives for various situations.” In my case, I’m giving an old Pentium M laptop to some neighbor kids to tinker with, and I don’t have a spare Windows license laying around.

  2. aj jones says:

    well i use windows also to be exact windows 10. but the reason windows 10 is doing so well its because when you do away with the competition your ratings are sure to go up for sure. i read that most hackers use a linux system when hacking is that true?

    1. Devendra says:

      Regarding your last saying: Yes they do use linux, specifically those Kali linux and Backbox things, because using them one such can perform penetration tests.

    2. Livestar says:

      Most hackers probably use Linux, but I know a lot of Mac guys, and azns use Windows.
      POCs are mostly done on Windows hehe 🙂

  3. Rayhan says:

    i will go to Phoenix OS 🙂

  4. Adam says:

    I wonder if AJ Jones or Deathstar had any luck throwing windows 10 on an old xp computer like the one I am using right now to type this blog (ubuntu live usbdrive)
    I use the linux live discs for any of my shopping or banking online

  5. Vos says:

    Hey good write up. All are pretty killer OS’s. The skewed view of some on the comments are just plain odd. All this is not Competing Legacies, but rather for end user stability and ‘the experience.’ Windows sucks across the board ‘in my opinion.’ I mean it just is ugly, bloated, reminds me of a kids view or built for a rich fat bully in middle school whom tries to throw is fat weight around. Plus it just sucks. Linux is really not much better, and acts like a retarded step child to windows…or at least like a ‘rainman’ type of version. The few OS’s that really blew me away were crunchbang, and busenlabs, but if used on older PC’s browsers freeze or lag horrible. I loved Free Bsd desktop, Solaris, and Scientific linux, and finally Crux.

    Android and phones are ruining society and culture, long live PC’s and whatever jacked OS’s still run them/these relics.

  6. Waqas M. says:

    Elementary OS & Ubuntu Operating System. is perfect Os for your computers and laptops. Elementary operating system is a fast and open replacement if you are using Windows or Mac. Besides it is not very light regarding size but has more flexibility. It is open source and has a dedicated community. and Ubuntu, it’s fast and organized, that’s true. Ubuntu comes preloaded with several apps like GIMP, VLC, Firefox, etc.

  7. vineet singh says:

    my computer systems are not working WiFi, sound and themes not working it shows DLL lost what do I do any suggestions?

    1. Devendra says:

      A clean installation is required. Though, before you do that, jump and test any of these operating system on your computer.

  8. goten says:

    Not a very good selection. Some of these have not been updated for years and are likely no longer supported. A fair share of them actually are fat and slow as a dog compared to the more nimble Windows 10 which Microsoft had put on a much needed weight loss program (and Win10 definitely became better for it!).

    I’m looking for something that is more lightweight than Win10, though, which runs like an old dog on my severely under-powered netbook from the ancient XP-era. I tried a number of these OSes that were recommended but a fair few were either slow (lubuntu, xubuntu, manjaro…), or not play nice with my hardware (puppy, reactos, android, kolibrios, tiny core linux…) Might be time to put this old netbook out to pasture, but I still like having it around to test quirky OSes on; right now it’s dual-booting a boring Win10 and Manjaro, and both are slow.

  9. i have a toshiba low specs laptop with 256 ram. and i have lubuntu 32 bit system and i dvdburn it. but whenever i install the OS it always restart.

    1. Devendra says:

      Try a lightweight linux distro such as Damn small linux or Puppy Linux.

  10. Frederico says:

    This person didn´´t understand the meaning of this article. I myself use Windows 7 Pro and I´m very happy, but I also have old machines, like an AMD 3000+ 64 and the new Microsoft OS doesn´t run so well. So, I need alternatives, and guess what ? It´s good experimenting new things, it´s very good to be on free software like Linux, which is solid, secure, good. No problem with Mac or Windows or Android, I use all of them. Stupid people tends to become blind and go sectary about OS, but in fact, we should use all of them to increase productivity.

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