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Old 09-03-2010, 01:07 PM   #16
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LinuxMint-9-lxde would be my preference for the P4. A lightweight Slackware-based distro for the older one is a good choice, too.

Personally, I dislike Knoppix -- try it later, when you are somewhat more traveled along the learning curve of linux!

'buntus have done nothing but cause me problems since the new LTS. Hence, I stay away from them, too.

Take what you need and leave the rest. Knowing what you need is the trick.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 01:48 PM   #17
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For the old computer, you can probably find the configuration using google.

The CPU is unlikely to be a problem. I've seen Ubuntu running (a bit sedately) on a 600MHz machine, and the specialised light-weight distros will cope with 166MHz.

Memory is more of a problem. Few mainstream distros will be happy with much less than 512MB. With 128 you can run Absolute or Puppy; with 64 you can run Vector Light, complete with GUI!
 
Old 09-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #18
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i used to have a 100 mhz pentium with like 64 megs of ram functioning as an nfs/dhcp/nis server running redhat 7.2 for the longest time, however don't expect any repositorys for some of the old distributions to still be available.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #19
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ok mint and slackware
i 'm gonna look
,right version from distrowatch thanks again
this title teach me lots of thinks about linux
 
Old 09-03-2010, 03:28 PM   #20
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i've got one more question
which desktop i mean gnome xfce and which version of mint?
 
Old 09-04-2010, 03:44 PM   #21
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Go to http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06194 and look for linuxmint-9-lxde-cd-i386.iso

Also, you may wish to go to http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dis...=all&year=2010and look for absolute-13.1.2.iso

Last edited by SalmonEater; 09-04-2010 at 03:49 PM. Reason: add info
 
Old 09-04-2010, 04:48 PM   #22
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Remember these are only recommendations you do not have to use them. Personally I have Slackware 13.0 fully upgraded using kde 4 on a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop with little problems or sluggishness. The machine Specs are a 2.8 ghz P4, 1 gig pc3200 sdram, 40 gig hd, dvd rom, cd burner. A lot has to do with what you wish to use it for as well.

I use mine as a music center for guitar and use hydrogen for a drum machine. Yes the Intel integrated graphics gave me a bit of trouble but I solved that and it has been running ever since just fine.
 
  


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