We have some very old pcs with 256 mb ram and 1.5 Ghz CPU
Join the club, all my "playboxes" have something of this...
What distribution I can use for them? I need them to have KDE desktop and tools (kedit,...)
I have Kubuntu
on a box, pretty nice...
(not KDE) works great on a box like that
if you're tech and can spare the time/energy/resource, I'd go with Arch Linux
, there, you install what you want, and in the end, you'll end up with a system that is "yours", be warned though, there is a STEEP learning curve
, and the surrounding community can (will
at times) be impatient and sharp
If you can however spare the extra time, Slax
should be a safe bet, though the install is not automated, Slax is (AFAIK) not really meant to be installed. Slmooth look great to play/work with...
There is a Mint with KDE
, but at a price of 1Gb memory, it's out of the picture...
They currentlu have Redhat Seawolf. Is it possible to upgrade without formating?
Umm, anything is possible, but you'd have to start with the Kernel, and al the development tools (make, compiler and so on) that it seems more practical to backup the user data and start over...but it can be done. I did that in the very beginning. And I had to upgrade the packages to compile a new kernel, had to configure and compile the kernel, then I could pick&choose packages...not fom repo though, as the repo was (for the distro I used then) long gone...
You will be stuck without repo support...