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Old 08-02-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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Linux on an old system


hey I just got and old pc with a 300 MHz intel and 128M of ram. What good distro's are there for a machine with a slower processor like this ?
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:46 PM   #2
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damn small and vector should be good choices
 
Old 08-03-2005, 02:03 AM   #3
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I was running Mandrake 10 on a Pentium 450 with 256 mb ram and Mandrake 9.0 on a Pentium 350 with 196 mb ram

you dont necessarily need an older distro, just dont expect KDE to run fast thats all, install and use fluxbox or similar

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Old 08-03-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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I've found Slackware to be great for this due to it being fairly easily to install on small hard drives - use Xfce and it runs extremely nippy on my P233 with 32MB of RAM.

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Old 08-03-2005, 06:14 AM   #5
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I'm using Slackware 10.0 on a 450 MHz with 192 Meg RAM. If I bring up KDE, it's pretty slow to load but not horrible to use. I've recently started using XFCE and that's much quicker. I seem to remember Slackware defaulting to KDE, so you will have to use xwmconfig to change to a light weight window manager.

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