So i found this junker compaq presario 1610 at my work, specs are at the bottom.
What i want is a GUI system that can run beaver text editor (or similar) and a lightweight browser and I want it primarily to run perl scripts. Originally it had windows 95 on it and it seemed to run just fine. I'm wondering which distro to try out on this machine. So far damn small linux newest release runs very slowly and becomes unresponsive pretty quickly from just moving my mouse. And furthermore the colors just come out all wrong by which i mean everything on the screen is some shade of green. Any ideas?
Microprocessor Upgradeable 150 MHz Intel Pentium processor with MMX technology
Processor upgrade expected to be available when Intel makes processor available.
Memory 16 MB of SyncDRAM
Memory Max Expandable to 80 MB
* 128-bit accelerated graphics
* 3D graphics Flat-panel resolution of up to 800 x 600 x 16M, with external monitor - 1024 x 768 x 256 non-interlaced
* Full screen MPEG video playback
* 24-bit color provides up to 16M brilliant colors, making multimedia applications come to life
* Zoom video support
Video Memory Integrated 2 MB video memory
Hard Drive 1.6 GB hard drive
Diskette Drive 3.5 inch 1.44 MB diskette drive
Multimedia Drive 14 Max CD-ROM drive
14X Max CD-ROM drive data transfer rates may vary from 1200 to 1800 Kbps.