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Old 05-04-2006, 05:57 AM   #1
anatman
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distro recommendation?


hi

i was wondering if someone could recommend a distro for a pii 350 mhz computer with 256mb ram, 3 gig hd? currently i'm using knoppix live distro and i like it a lot, but i would like to have a hd install. i will use it for word processing and internet mostly. thanks..
 
Old 05-04-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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i would recommend these:

vector linux
xubuntu
slackware (with xfce)


although your specs are pretty low, you've got a reasonable amount of RAM. you just won't be able to run KDE or Gnome too effectively. That said, give it a try and see how it runs.........
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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I use Slackware on my Pii-300/128MB laptop (wm is Window Maker).
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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many thanks satinet and ioerror, i will give them a try.

Last edited by anatman; 05-04-2006 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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I used to have a 350 mhz with 300 mb ram laptop and i have it with Debian Sarge and Gnome.

I disable some things on gnome and work like a sharm.

Give a try to Debian or Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 12:17 PM   #6
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gentoo

check it out, itll work great on that machine
 
Old 05-04-2006, 12:39 PM   #7
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Check out Puppy linux also. I have Puppy-Chubby installed on a Celeron 455mhz machine. It is quite amazing.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 01:48 PM   #8
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thank you thank you thank you everybody, this is very cool. seems like i have many distros to try out. very very cool. thanks.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 02:40 AM   #9
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Yes try them all
there are links here and at distrowatch

I like to have my cake and eat it.
One boot from CD/DVD distro (in my case Puppy)
and one on the HD (PCLInuxOS on one HD and Ubuntu on another)
 
  


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