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DistroWatch.com: Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Minimal Linux Live is a tiny Linux distribution which is designed to be built from scratch using a collection of automated shell scripts. Minimal Linux Live offers a core environment with just the Linux kernel, GNU C library and Busybox userland utilities. This default build is just 7MB in size. Additional software can be included in the ISO image at build time using a well documented configuration file. Minimal Linux Live can be downloaded as a pre-built image, built from scratch or run in a web browser using a JavaScript emulator.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 236 (32), 6 months: 221 (32), 3 months: 220 (30), 4 weeks: 214 (31), 1 week: 209 (32)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 6 review(s).


Minimal Linux Live Summary
Distribution Minimal Linux Live
Home Page http://minimal.linux-bg.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://minimal.linux-bg.org/
Screenshots http://minimal.linux-bg.org/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://minimal.linux-bg.org/download
Bug Tracker
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Feature 2017-01-20
Release Date 2017-01-20
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 6-8
Free Download ISO
Installation --
Default Desktop --
Package Management --
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual No
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List  
Package 2017-01-20
abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3)
chromium (69.0.3497.100)
cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0)
freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.24
gnome-shell (3.30.0)
gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.34)
inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.1)
kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1)  
libreoffice (6.1.1)
linux (4.18.9) 4.4.44
Package 2017-01-20
lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.9)
mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.0)
mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.0)
NVIDIA (396.54)
openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.10)
plasma-desktop (5.13.5)
postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.1)
samba (4.9.0)
systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.0)
vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.1)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Minimal Linux Live

Average rating
9.5
from 6 review(s)



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Version: 2017-01-20
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-02
Votes: 2


Simply enough to run and have a wonderful documentation support. Very rookie-friendly for those who want to learn how to build a Linux system from scratch.


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Version: 2017-01-20
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-20
Votes: 5


MLL is small and nimble enough for customized network booting. I am excited to see where MLL goes from here.


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Version: 2017-01-20
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-03
Votes: 12


Absolutely the best I found after months of research and testing. Very small, very clean, and well documented.

I spent over 25 years in IT and only dabbled with Linux from time to time. When I finally got serious, I wanted to build and compile a system by hand. After months of research and testing I found MLL, and it was perfect.

I have a new project on the horizon and with a little help from my friends, and MLL I am sure it will be a success.


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