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Old 07-15-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
pranab
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recommend linux distribution


i have a old p III celeron 500 mhz with 64 mb sd ram and 4 mb trident card on it, with 6 gb hdd. please suggest a gud distributuion of linux to install on it.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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# Linux Distribution links:
A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution
Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux
LWN distro list
elinux Linux Distributions
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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Moved: to our wonderful distribution forum where its more suitable and where we have dozens of threads asking the same question.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:21 PM   #4
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I'd go for Slack or Debian.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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It depends on your knowledge of Linux.

If you are just starting to learn Linux,
go for Mandrake, SuSe or RedHat.

Slackware and Debian are advanced.

Of course, then there is Gentoo. If you like to compile and build an entire system from scratch.

Anyways, fancypiper posted some very good links.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 04:29 PM   #6
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Yea, that's a good point. You may find Slack and Debian hard if this is your first linux distribution.

Then go for what Mathieu suggested, better.
 
  


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