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Old 01-29-2005, 01:53 PM   #16
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Thanks

No error message just "Error Connecting to RHN"
 
Old 10-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #17
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distro for old hardware

Hello,
I've got a Dell Dimension (L600cx), 600 Mz Intel Celeron processor running Windows ME. I would like to play with Linux on it. I've got Live CD's from Kubuntu(?) but they're Dapper Drake and, as I understand it, my hardware won't run that. I was wondering if anyone in this forum can point me in the direction of a distro that I can run on my old machine that I can play with but not necessarily commit to ?

Thanx for any help.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 01:43 PM   #18
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Any distro should be fine, I don't recommend damnsmalllinux for a newbie.

The problem is not the distro but the desktop environment used. KDE is a no-no and GNOME is only slightly better. I recommend xfce, it ran fine on my circa 1995 acer laptop (336mhz, 64mb ram, 4.5gb hdd) when I used slackware 10.2 on it (fairly current)

just my 2c

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Old 10-13-2006, 02:04 PM   #19
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Thanx for the quick response silkenphoenixx ... question for you ... it was my understanding that I would be able to boot from the Ubuntu CD's and use the OS without making major changes to Windows ... would that be the case with xfce ?
 
Old 10-13-2006, 02:47 PM   #20
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XFCE is just a piece of software that you can install onto any distro. It's a window manager that uses less resources than KDE or GNOME. Kubuntu uses KDE by default, while Ubuntu uses GNOME. Zenwalk and a couple of other Slackware-based distros use XFCE.http://www.xfce.org/images/screenshots/snap_VI.jpg
 
Old 10-13-2006, 03:16 PM   #21
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Thanx for the clarification and the link RedNovember ... I'll let you all know how things go.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 02:03 PM   #22
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If you're keen on the ubuntu family, xubuntu uses xfce.
 
  


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