LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2009, 07:08 PM   #16
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 Solus
Posts: 2,264

Rep: Reputation: 51

I'd have to say Slackware for those specs, but as you may have already figured out it has a great deal to do with personal choice. Personally I feel that Slack is preferable for stability and performance, especially on older machines (although it works great on new ones too).

Worst (and best) case, try out more than one and see which works best for you.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #17
linus72
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Gordonsville-AKA Mayberry-Virginia
Distribution: PocketWriter/MinimalX
Posts: 5,087

Rep: Reputation: 337Reputation: 337Reputation: 337Reputation: 337
Yea, if you want I'll make a custom multidistro iso cd/dvd/usb of whatever you want
or whatever.
I can drop link here when finished.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:47 PM   #18
Johnnie J
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 54

Rep: Reputation: 16
Slackware or one of it's new user friendly derivatives or perhaps FreeBSD or OpenBSD with a nice light window manager. FreeBSD comes in some user friendly derivatives, but they mostly use KDE. DesktopBSD may give you a choice though. It' definitely worth checking out.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 03:47 PM   #19
robuust
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Debian + openbox did work great Thanks everyone. I can even run flash movies smoothly!
I didn't install openoffice and adobe pdf, instead I use abiword and xpdf. I'm not planning to use this pc as an office pc, so those programs will be fine for reading documents.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In search of a distro for older PC (w/ less RAM & less HD space) fc6_user Linux - Distributions 5 04-10-2007 09:24 PM
Best Linux Distro for older computers? stoneysilence Linux - Newbie 9 03-07-2007 07:17 PM
What's a good Linux distro for an older PC? jacatone Linux - General 3 02-19-2005 03:53 PM
which linux distro on older machine? ozorak Linux - Distributions 1 11-14-2004 04:09 PM
Linux on older laptop, which distro? runelolk Linux - Distributions 3 10-12-2004 02:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration