mini distribution (lightweight)
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BrowserLinux is a fast and small ( 77 Mb! ) Linux distribution for surfing the web. Web-browser (Firefox 3.6.6 or Google Chrome) Flash 10.1 PDF-reader Music Player (Alsaplayer) Asus Eee: wireless tested on EeePC 900 (see BrowserLinux on USB drive ) If you want an operating system for editing movies, writing letters or printing spreadsheets: don't use Browserlinux.
 , timeline representing the development of various Linux distributions. This page provides general information about notable Linux distributions in the form of a categorized list.
These days, it only takes an increasingly-cheap USB thumb drive and a program like UNetbootin to create a portable Linux desktop you can run on any computer that can boot from a USB port.