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Hi everyone, I currently own a 14-year old computer and wish to give it a new life with Linux. I've looked at Puppy and SliTaz, but I don't have enough memory for those. My computer has an Intel processor and only 64 mb or RAM. I don't want a Linux that works awesomely because it's only a command-line OS. If I put a new OS on my computer, it needs to have a (very basic) word processor, internet browser, etc. It's OK if it runs slowly- I've already experienced that with Windows 98. DSL looks like it would be great, but the website is currently down (does anyone know why?)
So pretty much, what is a functional Linux OS that has basic features and can run on a very old computer? And by the way- I am NOT an advanced Linux user, so if you start talking about scripting and command-line stuff I'll have no idea what you're saying :P
Yes, I've heard of Arch. I would probably consider it if I had a newer computer...
But thanks for the suggestion! I'll look into it. And also, are you saying that the app menu loads slowly on the live cd or that CTKArchlive only runs on the live cd and won't install? Oh, wait, the name of the Linux is a pretty big giveaway for that :P
But wait, softpedia says it's installable..... oh well, it really doesn't matter as long as it works
Last edited by Thecovester; 11-14-2010 at 07:23 PM.
Yes, CTKArchLive is installable, it's a livecd and installable
however, with 64mb ram I would run the installer with no X running
that is, it will boot to desktop, and after checking it out, etc
hit cntrl-alt-f1 or cntrl-alt-backspace to get back to console
login as root, password toor
then type in "/arch/setup" and hit enter
the installer will start
also, I noticed that you should edit ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh to start/stop apps like fbpanel ,etc when openbox is running
it also comes with 2 lite browsers like arora and midori
~/ means /home/username or /root you know
if you check out Puppy, make sure you do a hdd install, not the frugal
frugal install boots to ram, like a livecd