MiniOS is a lightweight and fast Linux distribution designed for installation on a USB drive. The MiniOS project was launched in 2009 as a Linux distribution for USB drives based on Mandriva Linux. However, in 2013 it was suspended due to the liquidation of Mandriva. The modern version of MiniOS has been released since 2020 and is based on Debian - one of the most popular and stable distributions.
A distinctive feature of MiniOS is its modular approach to system configuration, which allows users to add or remove modules as needed. This makes it convenient to use and flexible in configuration. In addition, MiniOS takes up only from 300 MB of disk space (depending on the version) and can work from a USB drive without the need for installation. This makes it an ideal choice for use on older computers or systems with limited memory.
MiniOS can be installed using popular programs such as Ventoy, Rufus, UNetbootin, balenaEtcher and many others. MiniOS supports booting from EFI and Legacy-BIOS and uses the same package manager as Debian. This provides access to the same repositories and the ability to install the same software packages.
MiniOS has an active and friendly community of users and developers who are ready to help new users and discuss new ideas and suggestions. You can join the MiniOS community to learn more about the distribution, get help or share your experience using it.
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The most compact version of MiniOS, visually similar to Slax and represents an alternative view of Slax from the MiniOS team. It uses Fluxbox environment with a minimal set of software in the image and does not contain a browser.
This version is based on a previous version of Debian and is compressed using the xz algorithm so that it takes up a small amount of space. It contains a minimal set of software.
The most balanced version of the system, which combines compactness and necessary functionality along with a user-friendly interface. It is compressed by the zstd algorithm, which makes it load and run applications faster than minimalist versions.
A complete system. Includes all the same things as the Standard, plus everything you need for comfortable work and entertainment. The best choice for fans of Swiss Army knives. Contains basic office editors, media player, browser, virtualization system and much more software for most tasks at home and at work.
An all-in-one system for those who need advanced functionality from a music editor, full-featured office, image editor to 3D modeling software and virtualization system.
The system-constructor, in its basic version, is an analogue of the Stantard version with the possibility of expanding the system to Ultra functionality and even more at the expense of pre-prepared modules that are available on our website.
* - the actual size of the distribution may vary slightly.