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Old 09-29-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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whats a good version of linux


for hp vectra vl400 dt pen3 500mbram with old monitor
 
Old 09-29-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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I've had various versions installed on a P3 with 320M of RAM. I think anything in the top ten on the "hit list" at distrowatch should be fine.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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I think some old version ubuntu like 5.10 is good choice

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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I think some old version ubuntu like 5.10 is good choice
I disagree---a current version of Linux is more likely to support a random piece of hardware--old or new.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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Old is bad, no updates available, no securtiy fixes available, definitely use a current version of Linux.
if performance is an issue switch to a lightweight desktop or window manager.. XFCE, fuxbox, or something along those lines

I found Debian to perform fairly well on PIII hardware.

XFCE the Other Desktop
 
Old 09-29-2008, 08:57 PM   #6
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check out anti-X

Anti-X is by far and away the best distro for older hardware. You can get versions with XFCE, fluxbox or a light version of KDE

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page
 
Old 09-30-2008, 03:49 AM   #7
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for hp vectra vl400 dt pen3 500mbram with old monitor
i had a bit newer configuration, but i used debian a while ago and it was quite ok.

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 04:59 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #8
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i use slackware on older computers, so this is what i can reccomend to you

Debian

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