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Old 08-17-2011, 07:08 AM   #31
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Yeah, it's ARCH stable.
I would also vote for Debian Stable as Debian runs at much lower ram than Ubuntu, and some others.
Must compile a custom kernel for best results though.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #32
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Hi there

I am new to linux, because I have an old PC and I don't have Win xp CD I would like to try LINUX.
I need a linux distro which will run nicely on my PC (I don't need beryl or compiz)
But I would like to have a Linux distro with nice interface (not as plain as Win 98) Preferably live CD.
I need it for browsing net, skype, word, excel, pictures, music, (home user)
Which Linux distro would you recommend???
I've been wrestling with an emachine (566i) 566 mhz Celeron but 512 mbs RAM. IT had windows me at purchase, I changed the modem (remember those?) and converted to Win 2k but it's just pooped. I managed to get Ubuntu 12.04 to run on an HP Netbook but it won't run on the emachine, downloaded Puppy and will try that. I'll also check the links in this forum.
Feedback appreciated.
Tony Renier
 
Old 10-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #33
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630 MHz Celeron M with 512MB RAM runs fine here with Slackware 14 and the i3 WM, but Fluxbox should work fine also.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 07:51 AM   #34
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630 MHz Celeron M with 512MB RAM runs fine here with Slackware 14 and the i3 WM, but Fluxbox should work fine also.
Thanks,
I have not tried either distro and Puppy does not seem to recognizes my ethernet card (d link) although I have downloaded a Linux driver but did not have time to try an install.
Thanks again,
Tony Renier
 
  


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