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Old 01-18-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
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Linux for older Computers..


Is there a version which is much more user friendly for older PCs? One which will not have graphics issues etc etc?
I have a Celeron Tualatin 1Ghz,512mgb Ram,Atx cm 33 tl skt 370 Dfi Motherboard.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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Is there a version which is much more user friendly for older PCs? One which will not have graphics issues etc etc?
I have a Celeron Tualatin 1Ghz,512mgb Ram,Atx cm 33 tl skt 370 Dfi Motherboard.
Thanks
that is what I have for a computer I run slackware 12.0. puppylinux 3.01. pclinux 2007 mandriva 2007.they all are very fast.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 02:05 AM   #3
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I just installed Ubuntu...

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that is what I have for a computer I run slackware 12.0. puppylinux 3.01. pclinux 2007 mandriva 2007.they all are very fast.
...and am having major graphics issues,i cant get past the sign in page because the graphics are all lines and blurry?
Did you have any issues upon install of the other versions?
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:46 AM   #4
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Saw this on http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post3017193

Distros for people with older computers
DSL http://damnsmalllinux.org
Xubuntu http://www.xubuntu.org
Puppy Linux http://puppylinux.org
Distros for newbies
Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com
PClinuxOS http://pclinuxos.org
SimplyMEPIShttp://www.mepis.org
openSuSEhttp://opensuse.org
 
Old 01-18-2008, 03:57 AM   #5
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Distros for people with older computers
DSL http://damnsmalllinux.org
Xubuntu http://www.xubuntu.org
Puppy Linux http://puppylinux.org
Distros for newbies
Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com
PClinuxOS http://pclinuxos.org
SimplyMEPIShttp://www.mepis.org
openSuSEhttp://opensuse.org
Great info! Thankyou...I have heard alot of good things about XUbuntu,what do you think? I use my older pc for surfing,music,online school,what would be good for that?

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:25 AM   #6
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If your hard drive is big enough, you would be better off trying dual-booting 'til you get your graphics card problem sorted out. If you can spare about 8 or 10 GB, try it.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:07 AM   #7
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I think that with 1GHz processor and 512 MB RAM most distros would run.
About hardware issues, I think that older hardware is better supported by Linux, in general, than newer models.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:37 AM   #8
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More comparison, I used to run Gentoo (and still do) on a 256mb ram and 1.7GHz machine. So believe me, you can run anything on 1GHz processor and 512 MB RAM, until you start using combiz etc.

You can try Mandriva... it is also a good distro that I used to run (then Mandrake).

Actually, if you are able to solve graphic card problem, you can test e17!

Oh, you should test it anyway
 
  


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