8.4. Installing Linux on Older Hardware

Lightweight Linux, Part 1: Hardware is only as old as the software it runs: a modern operating system and up-to-date applications return an older system to productivity. This article provides best practices and step-by-step guidance on how to build a working Linux system on older hardware or on modern hardware with limited memory and storage.

Purging of uneeded Locales: localepurge for Debian/GNU Linux is just a simple script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded locale files and localized man pages. Depending on your installation, it is possible to save some 20, 30, or even more megabytes of disk space usually dedicated for locales you'll probably never have any usage for.