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Old 08-10-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
BigAsatroth
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Linux for old PC and CyberControl


Hello world... Im old user of windows, and now im begining to use linux... My question and my problem is a room for stundents, I live with a lot student, and we have a "Cyber", and I would like to help for get a better "Cyber"...

Our PC has 512MB RAM HDD 80GB and PIV, i think to install VectorLinux, would be good? and how intall any cybercontrol... Thank for read and thank for help.
 
Old 08-10-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hello world... Im old user of windows, and now im begining to use linux... My question and my problem is a room for stundents, I live with a lot student, and we have a "Cyber", and I would like to help for get a better "Cyber"...

Our PC has 512MB RAM HDD 80GB and PIV, i think to install VectorLinux, would be good? and how intall any cybercontrol... Thank for read and thank for help.
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

Considering your system's memory, Vector Linux might be a good choice but beyond the fact that it's a lightweight distribution, I can't comment any further on it because I've never used it. Beyond Vector, your options are quite limited because of the lack of memory. You could also try Zorin OS 9 Lite or Debian with a lightweight desktop manager. AntiX is another.

Also, what is a "Cyber?"

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 08-10-2015 at 04:46 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 08-10-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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RAM is cheap these days.

If you can expand that system's RAM to at least one GB, you will have a lot more options. Two GB would be even better.

The computer or motherboard manufacturer website would be the good sources for its specs.
 
Old 08-10-2015, 10:45 PM   #4
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Lightbulb Cyber and light weight Linux distros

Hello there:

My interpretation of what a "Cyber" mean: Is an Internet cafe or a room with Internet connected workstations where users/customers pay for timed Internet access.

I think you could try the light weight Linux distributions like:
  1. Bodhi Linux
  2. Puppy
  3. Tiny Core Linux

Good luck!
 
Old 08-10-2015, 11:09 PM   #5
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

I assume the OP wants to install software that performs the same function as CyberPatrol. The below link looks like a good summary of what is available.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ParentalControls
 
Old 08-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #6
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Vector is usually good, although I haven't tried the latest version yet. Other distros which would run are Lubuntu, Antix MX, and ZevenOS. You can find reviews at
http://distrowatch.com/

More memory would be a good idea, though.
 
Old 08-11-2015, 12:57 PM   #7
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Vector is usually good, although I haven't tried the latest version yet. Other distros which would run are Lubuntu, Antix MX, and ZevenOS.
Hi...

At 512 MB, Lubuntu would not be an option. The OS alone can easily reach that.

Regards...
 
Old 08-18-2015, 12:36 AM   #8
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I would second the suggestion of Puppy. It (base Puppy) comes in three flavors these days, one for newer computers, one for older computers, and a third (Wary) for ancient computers. Wary even supports dialup modems... You can load the whole thing on a CD (not DVD) and it loads the entire system into a very small amount of RAM and runs, no need to install it to the hard drive.
 
  


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