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Old 07-23-2010, 08:12 AM   #16
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Processor: Intel Celeron 400 MHz
Installed Memory: 256 MB (SDRAM)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 (used to but not anymore hehehe)
HDD Size: 10 GB
Optical Drive Type: CD-ROM & DVD-ROM
For those specs, I would advise Lubuntu, which is a variant of Ubuntu designed for lower-specification systems. Installation is the same as the standard Ubuntu, so it's very easy to get started.
 
Old 07-24-2010, 09:12 AM   #17
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God thanks guys, im really learning from this.

But now im again also confused hehehe

i was eyeing to use Debian but now talking about Gentoo, is really sounding very interesting.
well then again i have time ill try them both and maybe get a crash course of linux hehehehe

thanks to all, i very very much appreciate all your posts!!!!!
THANK YOU
 
Old 07-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #18
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For every thing you try, whether it succeeds for you or not, you will have learned something. As long as you're enjoying stuff and not tearing your hair out needlessly, it's all good!
 
Old 07-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #19
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For a really fast system, although not typical of Linux in the way they operate (they're single-user systems): Puppy (4.3, since 5.0 has a few bugs still) or Slitaz.

For a more conventional system, but still OK for your small computer: Absolute, CrunchBang, Vector Light (don't use the graphical installer option), and probably Sabayon.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 12:10 AM   #20
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I wouldn't recommend gentoo or LFS for "THAT" system. Unless you need a good space heater for the winter. It'll take a loooooooooooooong time to compile sources at those speeds. Debian is a good bet as they tend towards compatibility over most modern version of a package. Not for the meek as it can be less than intuitive for the uninitiated.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 12:21 AM   #21
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Maybe antix. It's a lightweight distro based on debian.
http://antix.mepis.com/index.php/Main_Page
 
  


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