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Old 07-10-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Question I need help choosing a linux distro!!!


My little sister is running Xubuntu and it does not work well with her computer.
i have information on her computer written below.
please help me find a Linux distro that should work with her computer.


Mara's Computer


Product: Compaq PC
Processor: Pentium III
Processor Speed: 933/133 MHz
Memory: 192 MB
Drive Space: 58625 MB
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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What problems is Mara having with Xubuntu?

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Old 07-10-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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It is VERY laggy.
very glitchy.
and she is ready for a new distro.
she is 10 and she has been asking me for a new distro.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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for a couple of weeks i was running Gentoo and she saw it and thought that it was cool.
she wants to get out of ubuntu.
i just need to find a distro that is small and fast.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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for a couple of weeks i was running Gentoo and she saw it and thought that it was cool.
she wants to get out of ubuntu.
i just need to find a distro that is small and fast.
Maybe another Xfce-distro but something lighter? I hear zenwalk is nice (though I haven't tried it myself). Otherwise Debian with Xfce might be an alternative, is sure to be more responsive and snappier than Xubuntu. If she's up for it, you might set her up with a nice window manager as well but that might be a somewhat tall order for a 10-year-old (though I'm getting old so I'd probably be struck dumb by what a 10-year-old can do with a computer nowadays).
 
Old 07-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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If you were able to add a little more RAM, say bump it up to 256, even Ubuntu would be more responsive. 512mb will handle almost any distro there is with good results with that gear. But, if you want to stay with what you have, I can recommend Puppy Linux as a distro that will zoom with her equipment. Very light weight, easy to navigate, and very powerful for just an 80MB distro.

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Old 07-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #7
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You can try these distros for older machines

TinyMe, a lightweight version of PClinuxOS

Puppy linux, a great distro with many video toturials on the website.

For more distro selections visit http://distrowatch.com/

Last edited by dv502; 07-10-2008 at 05:49 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #8
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YOU can use damn small Linux (DSL) distro.
 
Old 07-13-2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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You can also try PCLinuxOS. I installed it on and old box where I could not install anything else.

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