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Old 03-03-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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AntiX for older pc.


Hello!
Couple minutes ago i readed a interesting review about Linux on older PC and i want to find out couple more things.
Can AntiX realy run on older PC?
Is AntiX like USB live distro?
On what is AntiX built?
Can i run AntiX on my old pc?
Specs
Intel Celeron 331 Prescott 2.66GHz
1536 mb DDR2 Ram
Ati radeon X series 128 or 512 mb with pixel shader 2.0 support
Asrock 775Dual/VSTA
Currently running Windows XP service pack 3
I know my PC is outdated but at least i can push new life in it and make it kinda usable
 
Old 03-03-2016, 09:19 AM   #2
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Aivis,

antiX should run fine on your hardware.

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/.../live_usb.html

Was this the review you read?

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20150810#antix

Last edited by beachboy2; 03-03-2016 at 09:21 AM.
 
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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If it only needs 256MB ram then my PC will run it very good but not perfect
And no it wasn't that review.
There was a lot of reviews about distros on old pc's
And there was trisquel Linux two. And i'll test them both

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Old 03-03-2016, 09:29 AM   #4
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Can AntiX realy run on older PC?
Yes. Not only antiX but plenty of linux distros running older PCs.

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Intel Celeron 331 Prescott 2.66GHz
1536 mb DDR2 Ram
Ati radeon X series 128 or 512 mb with pixel shader 2.0 support
Your specs is not really that old. I have once ran an Absolute Linux on an ancient 644mhz machine, there I surfed the internet, worked in office suite and sent mail, it was Absolute Linux v. 12.

Today you have plenty of choices for that old PC of yours. Click the link I give you above.

Put in mind that Gnu/Linux is different from microsoft. You may need to unlearn many things and forget some false beliefs.

Hope that helps. Good luck and enjoy.

m.m.
 
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:55 AM   #5
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Yes. Not only antiX but plenty of linux distros running older PCs.

Your specs is not really that old. I have once ran an Absolute Linux on an ancient 644mhz machine, there I surfed the internet, worked in office suite and sent mail, it was Absolute Linux v. 12.

Today you have plenty of choices for that old PC of yours. Click the link I give you above.

Put in mind that Gnu/Linux is different from microsoft. You may need to unlearn many things and forget some false beliefs.

Hope that helps. Good luck and enjoy.

m.m.
Thanks! I will try Absolute, Trisquel and AntiX
 
Old 03-03-2016, 11:18 AM   #6
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I tried AntiX and it was blazing fast. Next one what i will try is absolute Linux
 
Old 03-03-2016, 01:51 PM   #7
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You may be surprised at how well old and even 'ancient' computers run Linux.

I have a few '486 machines still running Linux today. One has only 32MB (not GB) of memory. I also have a number of PowerPC Macs from the same era (mid '90s - over 20 years old!) running Linux. Many first gen Pentiums in the 100-200MHz range as well.

The hardware requirements of Linux are largely dictated by the Desktop Environment you choose to use. Full blown GUIs like Gnome and KDE with their 3D eye candy demand much more memory and processing power than a simple window manager under X. And the window manager requires more resources than a non-X CLI - but even my 32MB '486 can run X with twm or fvwm, so you don't have to forego a GUI even on ancient hardware.

Of course, these ancient computers running Linux would not be considered suitable as 'daily driver' machines, able to cope with modern web browsers, play HD videos at respectable frame rates, or do 3D gaming. But they do serve a purpose as file servers, web servers, controllers, remote terminals, and interesting devices to experiment with.
 
Old 03-03-2016, 02:24 PM   #8
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your computer is not that old

i have ScientificLinux 6.7 ( clone of RHEL 6.7) running very well on a DELL from 2001
that came with XP - NO SERVICE PACK

a Pentium 4 -- 1.9 ghz
1 gig ram ( 256 meg originally installed )
40 gig drive ( the original drive ) just now failing and using the newer 2005 250 gig drive.

Antix should run on a old win98 box
a pII or PIII and 256 meg ram
 
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:12 PM   #9
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My I5 Dell E4310 with 8 gig of ram runs AntiX 15 pretty smoothly.

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/view...p?f=95&t=39499

AntiX is not just for older gear. Chromium browser with pepperflashplugin-nonfree and jessie repos are what you can run on your specs. SMTube, XMMS,live remaster, persistent usb, broadcom wireless support during live, plus other perks leave other distros in the dust.

MX-15 has the same flavor and apps and runs on XFCE 12.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175573674/

But do what you please.
 
Old 03-04-2016, 12:12 AM   #10
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Oh tnx for all info!
 
Old 03-04-2016, 04:40 PM   #11
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Hello!
Couple minutes ago i readed a interesting review about Linux on older PC and i want to find out couple more things.
Can AntiX realy run on older PC?
Is AntiX like USB live distro?
On what is AntiX built?
Can i run AntiX on my old pc?
Specs
Intel Celeron 331 Prescott 2.66GHz
1536 mb DDR2 Ram
Ati radeon X series 128 or 512 mb with pixel shader 2.0 support
Asrock 775Dual/VSTA
Currently running Windows XP service pack 3
I know my PC is outdated but at least i can push new life in it and make it kinda usable

Try to update your cpu...
Asrock 775Dual/VSTA supports core 2 duo also. http://www.asrock.com/mb/VIA/775Dual-VSTA/?cat=CPU
 
Old 03-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #12
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AntiX will is based on Debian Jessie by default and will happily run video on older machines where XP will struggle, possibly for a variety of reasons. Trisquel Mini runs on older machines but is exclusively free software so you will not be able to run adobe flash on that.

Fred.

Last edited by Fred Caro; 03-04-2016 at 08:57 PM. Reason: gramatical error
 
  


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