I have a Little tablet (Z3735F 64 bit - 4 cores, 1.33-1.8Ghz, 2 GB RAM) with x86 Windows 8 installed.
Then I installed a x64 Lubuntu in a virtual machine, and set it to use 512 MB RAM.
It works great, I use the x64 Lubuntu to run a sdk (only available for x64).
But I was wondering if there is a lighter Linux because that Lubuntu used 5.2 GB of my hard disk, and I'd love to use less than 512 MB of RAM. Using the vdi image on a USB, makes it too hot.
I only want to use:
The sdk (it is just some libs and makefiles, cmake, gcc, nothing very complex).
Some kind of window management and text editor (the simplest one).
Guest additions to use shared folder with windows.
Another possibility would be to uninstall things from Lubuntu to make it smaller, and then resize the vdi image, but I'm not sure how to do that.