hello. I am totally new to this and very confused. I have an old Compaq Presario (win95 right now) that i was experiencing extreme problems with getting all the graphics to run etc...
The only option I think I have is installing linux on it.
But I'm not sure which Linus system will work. Fedora core 1 or 2 prefferably unless someone has any other ideas.
My question is:
I don't know if I have any system requirements for Linux
It's an old all-in-one comcputer and very nice looking(I got it at aa thrift shiop...I collect old computers, fix them up etc)
as a hobby, not a job.
Now...Its a Presario 5528 right now only has 1 gig HD(But I do have 2 four gigs in my closet) The ram right now is only 16 mb I think(Don't laugh..its old!!)
I am trying to get 72(The maximum allowed in that machine) and the processor(Intel pentium regular)clocked at 166 but it is a 200mhz.
I know the hard drive wotn be a problem...but I ahve no other alternatives with this pc...and I want to use Linux and learn it. My friend has Fedora core 1 and 2..and it seems cool.
I don't want to use slackware I don't think..looks boring to me so far.
I am on the lookout to buy that extra ram(Its Simm by the way-real OLD!!)
but ym friend said it would make a good Linux machine to playa round on..
any help? I appreciate it.
If I'm doomed..be honest..I'll just ahve to leave win95 with only 16 COLORS(because all the s3 trio drivers aren't working)
If not..I'll just try Linux on my old Packard bell.(meets more requirements)
bigger HD and more ram I think(64 or more I can't remember..have to look)
Ok thanks all!!!!!!!!!