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Old 03-14-2007, 07:17 AM   #1
Clarence27
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linux distro for old computers


Hey guys im still looking for a distro of linux that will run on my old 486 computers and pentium 1's. Can anyone recommend some?

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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slackware, Vector
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:44 AM   #3
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I found a lot of useful information at http://polishlinux.org/choose/laptop or http://polishlinux/choose/linux_on_old_hardware that gave some good information and some further links for added research.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:45 AM   #4
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Damn small linux
Puppy Linux

Depends what you want to use it for??, also do you need a GUI or will it act as some sort of server??
 
Old 03-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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DSL, SLAX Frodo or Popcorn edition, possibly Xubuntu, Puppy Linux
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:04 PM   #6
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debian.

but as shawnbishop said:

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Originally Posted by shawnbishop
Depends what you want to use it for??, also do you need a GUI or will it act as some sort of server??
. -ant
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:02 PM   #7
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there's also Deli linux that i've heard of, their test computer is an actual 486, so you know that it will work on old hardware. Main goal is for Desktop use I think.
 
Old 03-15-2007, 08:27 AM   #8
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Deli linux is pretty good. I remember installing grey cat linux on my 486 but it seems their original website went down.

this is what is left
http://www.dekoningonline.nl/linux/
 
Old 03-15-2007, 02:07 PM   #9
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anything without KDE or Gnome

basicly any disro that you can choose XFCE, *box or enlightenment on


*box == fluxbox, blackbox , hackedbox etc
 
  


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