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Logo of the Nanolinux distribution
A screenshot of the Nanolinux desktop
Nanolinux 1.2
Working stateUnknown
Source modelOpen source
Latest release1.3 / April 5, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-04-05)
Latest previewn/a
Available inEnglish
Platformsx86, x86_64[1]
Kernel typeMonolithic Linux kernel
Default user interfaceBusyBox, SLWM
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)

NanoLinux[2][3][4][5] is an open source, free and very lightweight Linux distribution that requires only 14 MB of disk space including tiny versions of the most common desktop applications and several games. It is based on the Core version of the Tiny Core Linux[6] distribution and uses Busybox, Nano-X instead of X.Org, FLTK 1.3.x as the default GUI toolkit, and SLWM (super-lightweight window manager). The included applications are mainly based on FLTK.

Applications included in the distribution[edit]

Nanolinux includes several lightweight applications, including:

The distribution also includes several games, such as Tuxchess, Checkers, NXeyes, Mastermind, Sudoku and Blocks. Support for TrueType fonts and UTF-8 is also provided. Nanolinux is distributed as Live CD ISO images,[7] installation on flash disk[8] and hard disk[9] is documented on its Wiki pages.

System requirements[edit]

Minimal configuration: The Live CD version without swapfile requires 64 MB of RAM and 14 MB of disk space.[10]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Nanolinux Official Website".
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2000-12-06. Retrieved 2019-09-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Tiny Core Linux Forum".
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  10. ^ "Nanolinux Wiki".