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Puppy Linux – Extraordinarily small, lighting fast yet quite full-featured Linux distro

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Puppy Linux is one of the earliest lightweight Linux distributions, originally developed by Barry Kauler from Australia in 2003 (which is still active today). It is a very reliable operating system for both old computers and new Linux users! It is small in size, simple in structure, fast in speed, and comes with a wealth of drivers and applications. Even better, it can be installed and run directly on storage devices like external hard disks and USB flash drives (that is, it can be booted from any computer that supports BIOS and UEFI).

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Manjaro – Free, fast, friendly and fine Linux OS distro for everyone

Ubuntu has become bloated and extremely slow (even has started to follow the trend of quickly refreshing the version number, and indulges in this disgusting behavior) for a long time, and its requirements for hardware configuration has far exceed those of Windows now. In other words, running an Ubuntu OS today means making your computer fan spinning at a full jump all the time. The noise of fan alone is painful enough. As a result, more and more people are abandoning Ubuntu, meanwhile increasing lightweight alternatives has emerged and are emerging, and many of them are even able to run smoothly on a USB device, not to mention HDD or SSD. Thereinto, Manjaro is one of the best.

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windows95 – Run the app edition of Windows 95 directly on Windows, Mac and Linux

The ever most widely used and important operating system was Windows 98. Its predecessor is Windows 95, which is a direct successor to Microsoft’s prior standalone operating systems MS-DOS and Windows 3.1. As a major milestone of Microsoft’s operating system, many of the classic features and designs that Windows 95 first introduced, such as the Start Menu, My Computer, as well as the classic card game – FreeCell, are still in use today.

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Hiren’s BootCD PE – Most powerful, professional and popular WinPE in history

Hiren’s BootCD (HBCD for short) is a well-known, very popular and reliable bootable CD-ROM with a full set of commonly-used Windows and DOS system maintenance tools (only including free and legal software). But it has stopped updating since 2012. Hiren’s BootCD PE is one of its enhanced PE edition developed by fans users, which also can be seen as its an unofficial successor.

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Tails – Live Linux OS aimed at completely preserving Internet privacy and anonymity

According to the developers of Tails: NSA (National Security Agency) has taken a number of approaches to put pressure on many free software projects and their developers. And, during a LinuxCon technology conference, the founder of Linux, Linus Torvalds revealed that the NSA hoped to install a backdoor in his operating system. In other words, for even Linux distributions, they are not absolutely safe now.

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Kali Linux – Most advanced Linux distro for penetration testing and ethical hacking

Kali Linux (successor of BackTrack Linux) is a free and open-source Debian-based Linux distribution funded and maintained by Offensive Security from Switzerland. Users can boot and use this OS via hard disk, live CD or live USB anytime and anywhere. Almost all open-source tools used for digital forensics, penetration testing, ethical hacking and network security assessments are included. There is no need to prepare and maintain this Linux distribution (including gathering all those software and their dependencies) by yourself, or to install any software and save any files on Kali.

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