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Best Lightweight Distros

Operating systems are like cars: you can get a power-hungry Humvee that guzzles gas, leaving you with a few miles to drive, or you can get a super-efficient smart car that barely sniffs gas and gives you hundreds of miles of range. You can also get a monster OS that devours all system resources (CPU and RAM) or you can choose one that barely sips resources. The only difference between cars and operating systems is that lightweight operating systems, unlike lightweight cars, can do all of the heavy lifting that a Humvee can do.

There is is a general perception that lightweight distros are meant for reviving old hardware or for running on really low-powered devices. However, lightweight distros are also ideal in situations where there is  a very resource-intense workflow, like video or audio editing, and you want to get maximum performance out of your hardware.

Generally, you need a lightweight distro in any of these three cases:

  • You have really old hardware and you want to get some use out of it.
  • You have really underpowered hardware like Raspberry Pi or Pine 64.
  • You have powerful hardware, but you want to keep system resources for your applications and not for the OS; use cases can be multimedia production systems or media center PCs.

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With a growing worldwide extinction of many the worlds species due to climate change and less natural habitat to breed and live sustainable lives. Animals also have the added danger in rural and urban areas of dying from humans litter. Its great to see artists turn one mans litter into another woman’s fashion accessory!

I found this website that sells recycled products from artists and crafters around the world. From Africa to Asia, through to the America’s, ACX supplies quality original items for sale on their online shop.

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Leather Label Messenger Bag
Indian craftspeople used lots of misprinted leather jeans
labels in this large messenger bag. A small security flap hides a zipper pocket on the large flap closure secured by Velcro. Lined in denim fabric, the inside has zipper that runs the length of the bag, creating secure second storage.
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Recycled Telephone Wire Bowl
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This colorful decorative bowl is woven by artisans in South Africa from recycled telephone wire. It measures 4 inches across and 2 inches deep. The pattern of each bowl is slightly different; please allow for slight variations.
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Recycled Poptop Coin Purse

This innovative coin purse is made from reclaimed soda pop tops collected from schools. Each coin purse requires 120 pop tops. Cotton/rayon cord vertically connects the pop tops. Orange lining and zipper.
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The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind had raged on for decades. But the final battle will not be fought in the future. It would be fought in our present…tonight.

 


So much of our world runs on oil, but what happens when the wells run dry? Around the world, researchers are preparing for a world without fossil fuels, developing new technologies and re-imagining how we power our modern society. See what they’ve found.

 


Having trouble getting a solid, reliable WiFi signal in some parts of your home? A WiFi repeater could be the solution for you.

WiFi repeater or extender is used to extend the coverage area of your WiFi network. It works by receiving your existing WiFi signal, amplifying it and then transmitting the boosted signal. With a WiFi repeater you can effectively double the coverage area of your WiFi network – reaching far corners of your home or office, different floors, or even extend coverage to your yard.

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What’s the difference between a WiFi booster, repeater, or extender?

WiFi boosters, repeaters, and extenders are mostly the same thing – devices to improve WiFi coverage. There isn’t a clearly defined difference between devices that manufacturers describe as “repeaters” and devices described as “extenders”. However, not all WiFi extenders work in the exact same way. There are several different kinds of devices available and below we aim to explain what those differences are and how they work, so that you can choose the best WiFi repeater for your circumstances.

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