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Old 11-23-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
rye_yan_matthew
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Hi,
I'm interested in setting up a Linux system on an older system. Specs: Gateway 2000 Pentium III, 64mb ram, 2 Hard Drives (10-gig, 3-gig). Any advice? What distro is the most "user-friendly" for someone like myself? Any information is greatly appreciated...

thanks
ryan
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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Newbie too

I'm a newbie too with a very limited knowledge of linux but if one thing is for sure is that I've tried many distributions (mandrake, slackware, debian, fedora and suse). So from a newbie's point of view I have found mandrake to be the easiest in everyway. Insert CD, installation with no problems and system ready without any problems. Same with Fedora but I prefer Mandrake. Slackware and Debian seem a little more difficult but you just need to read some documentation (my knowledge is really very limited but I've made it).
Now I'm setting up a system Pentium II, 64MB RAM, 12GB and 3GB HD and mandrake is my choice.
I hope this is of any help to you
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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ryeyanmatthew; please be advised try not to double post u ?. it will not speed answers not results faster. + that will exclude others posting their ?. thank you!
 
  


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