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Old 07-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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Distro for a 500MHz Celeron and 256 MB RAM

Hello. I'm running Mandriva 2005 LE on my home PC and I love it.

I've come across an old 500 MHz Celeron PC with 256 MB of RAM and a 27G hard drive. I would like to fix it up with a decent Linux distro for church.

It would be mostly used for creating office documents and surfing the web. I would like to install the latest Open Office and Firefox. Also, an easy to use installation would be desirable.

Any recommendations for a distro?

btw, it's got on-board sound and video with a 10/100 card installed.
Old 07-08-2005, 03:24 PM   #2
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Any respectable distro should run decently on that system with little or no tweaking.
Old 07-08-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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Yep, agreed. Use the cd's you have.
Old 07-11-2005, 10:14 AM   #4
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I agree. With Linux, if you want a "kitchen sink and all" desktop manager like KDE/Gnome and OpenOffice etc, you need 256Mb. You've got 256Mb!

The slower processor might make it run slowly, but as long as it has enough memory to move, it will run steadily.


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