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Old 07-06-2004, 08:45 AM   #1
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linux for 200mhz 32mb

could anyone suggest me a linux distro for irc and browsing. preferable graphic interface.
machine is 200mhz 32mb and would be used only for browsing and irc stuff, text handling and other misc a bit.

i would love it if i could get the distro on one cd as my cd-rom on the other comp is quite ****ed. it opens every 1054th try
Old 07-06-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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Deli Linux
DeLi Linux is a Linux distribution for old computers, from 486 to Pentium MMX 166 or so. It's focused on desktop usage. It includes email clients, a graphical Web browser, an office package with word processor and spreadsheet, etc. A full install, including XFree86 and development tools, needs no more than 300 MB of harddisk space.
Old 07-06-2004, 08:50 AM   #3
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cool beans man, thanks. ill check that out
Old 07-06-2004, 09:54 AM   #4
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Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a small, complete desktop distribution. It has been tested successfully on a 486 DX. Check it out at
Old 07-06-2004, 12:12 PM   #5
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Vector linux is a good distro for old computers with a decent GUI (mail clients, firefox, and a light weight desktop environment)

the installer is not graphical, but it gives you a nice Ncurses based (i think) interface and has relatively few steps (partitioning being the hardest), plus its based on slackware so its stable and easy on old hardware (ie; limited ram)

The added bonus of it being based on slack is package compatability; if you need a program you can download the slackware package and it will work. (such as your favorite IRC client)

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