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Old 05-24-2003, 10:29 AM   #1
Ekim Gram
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What is a good OLD distro?


I'm looking to put Linux on one of my older computers, it's about 13 years old now. It still has Windows 3.1 but I would like to take Windows off and put a Linux system on it. Are there any ones that you install from a floppy disc?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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this has been asked a lot on this site, have you tried searching for somethign like "486"?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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What do you want to do with it?

Router/Firewall
Web Server
Mail Server
Graphical box?

Take a look at:
http://www.distrowatch.com/
http://www.elinux.com/articles/distros/index.jsp
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:45 AM   #4
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I just want a distro that has a good compiler or something of the sort.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:56 AM   #5
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you can try Red Hat 5.2/6.2... you can also try lighter distros like knoppix, Peanut Linux, Vector Linux, etc...
 
  


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