PaulU

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I've an old Atom based NetBook that I'm reprovisioning to use as a BTSYnc 'hub' for home use. I proven the concept by installing Ubuntu 15.10 in a partition alongside the existing Windows XP, but it's quite a heavyweight OS for what I'm doing here. Can anyone suggest the most lightweight linux that I might provision in order to run BTSync ? I'd also like to occupy the entire disk, wiping out XP once & for all. I'm not the most technically capable individual, tending to Google myself each step of the way. Hence, please don't presuppose a high level of competence on my part ! Thanks all.

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@PaulU Lubuntu or Xubuntu. The first one is designed to be lightweight and run on low-profile computes. Xubuntu is also very lightweight distro. We tried Xubuntu in our Lab - Sync works just fine.

Also, these OS are Ubuntu-based so they are really simple to install and manage and require minimal Linux skills.

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