what's the best os for the first gen 256mb pi?

i have one laying about and raspbian is using to much ram

any ideas?

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    Tried Raspbian Lite? Problem with this question that 'best' is very much a matter of opinion and that type of question is not really suited for SE.
    – Dirk
    Mar 14, 2019 at 19:49
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    You might like to look at the Definitive List of Operating Systems on the site; asking for the "best" is probably, as Dirk noted, not ideal for this site. Be sure to read the tour for more info.
    – Aurora0001
    Mar 19, 2019 at 17:48

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thanks dirk raspbian lite works great on the 256mb pi