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Old 06-18-2007, 06:48 AM   #31
tomcdyer
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I maintain that Slackware is the ideal Distro.

But i would recommend Ubuntu or Xubuntu for you purpose
 
Old 06-25-2007, 10:25 PM   #32
j0hnnyb0y
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I like Slackware and have installed it on an old laptop with 96Megs of Ram and 4gigs of hard drive and only a 266 mhz processor. I had to use Fluxbox and lightweight applications but it ran fairly fast. Your computer should run just about any distro fine with an adequate swap partition. I would recommend the Debian based Freespire. It has a lot of the proprietory software which is lacking in most distros. I love the open source community and applaud what they are doing. So I hope this isn't taken the wrong way. But I noticed that in the original post a lot of Windows users would be using the computer. Give Freespire a whirl, it should be an easy transition from windows to Freespire.
 
  


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