Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What is the smallest OS you know of, with a GUI, VPN client and a web browser? The best I have found so far is Puppy Linux, but can I go smaller?

share|improve this question

migrated from Sep 22 '09 at 7:12

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

DSL (Damn Small Linux) with the window manager of your choice (E17?).

E17 (formerly known as Enlightenment) is a very slick and stylish and nonetheless lightweight window manager.

share|improve this answer

The smallest operating system for the PC architecture i know of is MenuetOS ( It's written completly in x86 assembler and includes a TCP/IP stack, the assembler toolchain and a web browser. It fits on a single disc image. But it lacks the VPN feature, so you have to write it yourself in asm or try using something like hamachi as workaround.

share|improve this answer
well, hamachi would need to have support for the OS... so.. not likely it'll work – Journeyman Geek Sep 22 '09 at 10:55

Smallest OS I know is KolibriOS

It's about 1.4 MB (floppy disk size) and features a GUI.

share|improve this answer
Does not feature a VPN client (yet) and only text-based web browser. – gertvdijk Dec 7 '12 at 0:43

You must log in to answer this question.