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Hi, I have an old comp and is thinking about getting Linux on it, just to learn and try things out. I am a complete Linux newbie. So which distro would run fast on a machine with spec as below? I have looked at a lot of the distro reviews here and also checked out each distro's site. And I think Slackware seems to be the best pick, except that it is probably not the best pick for a newbie. Anyway, any recommendations are appreciated.
I've tried SUSE 9.1 but it seems to be a bit slow, maybe it is because of KDE as some posts have suggested? maybe I should try ICEWM? if I use ICEWM, do I still have access to all the "k" softwares that comes with KDE?
Probably Gentoo, I dont mind compiling kernels since I've done that once, so it cant hurt that much.
My comp spec:
Intel P2 450MHz
Riva TNT Graphic Card
Vortex2 Sound Card
that's about it.
Last edited by chrono_legionai; 07-21-2004 at 04:05 AM.
Those specs aren't bad.
Slack or Vector would be no problem.
Slack comes with more stuff, Vector installs really easy.
When it come down to brass tacks though, it's the gui
that's going to determine your speed.
I have run Mandrake with Enlightenment (which is very beautiful and <i>very</i> different), Firefox, Abiword, Xmms, Evolution on a machine like yours, only 500 MHz without any hitches.
Well, except one: I still get seasick when Enlightenment scrolls between screens.