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Old 09-26-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
mirza
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Question Which Distro???


I have PC with this specs:

Mobo : Intel Triton
Proc. : Intel Pentium 200MMX
RAM : 128 MB
HD : 10 GB
VGA Card : S3 Virge DX/GX PCI 4 MB
CD ROM : Samsung 52X

I'm intrested in C++ programming, PHP, HTML, MYSQL and system security. I wonder are there any distro I that support my machine to do my interest I mentioned above?

I need some suggestions from newbies, experts and I'm waiting....

Last edited by mirza; 09-27-2004 at 01:01 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
detpenguin
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http://www.distrowatch.com

has info on all the distros....
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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maybe, slackware, or debian. maybe gentoo.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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Definetly SLackware or Debian. Slackware could be installed in your machine, Gentoo is very heavy on the system atleast thats what i heard. Slackware should be the best option it could be installed even with around 100mb hard disk space and any processor around 133 mhz speed.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:49 PM   #5
alyks
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well, its all depends on what you want.
from the looks of it, yeah, slackware would be best
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #6
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any distro can fit your needs. but id stick wit a less bloated distro like slack or debian. or goto the bsds.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:12 PM   #7
elbriga
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Talking slackware

Ive installed slackware 3.x?? on an 486 SX 33Mhz - 8Mb RAM - 1 Mb video -- 500 Mb HD!!!
(text mode of course!)

it runned apache - ftp server... I even tried to compile php on it... but just the configure script took 50 minutes!

Gabriel
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:16 PM   #8
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Most distros will work fine. You will not want to use KDE or GNOME. Use a light-weight window manager and you will be fine.

You can search by using the search linkat the top of the page or browse through the distributions forum for recommendations.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?s=&forumid=5
This type of question is asked daily.

My recommendations: Debian or Slackware
 
Old 09-26-2004, 11:33 PM   #9
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hi,

you may want to give a try to DeLi Linux.
http://delilinux.berlios.de/
Quote:
DeLi Linux stands for "Desktop Light" Linux. It is a Linux Distribution for old computers, from 486 to Pentium MMX 166 or so. It's focused on desktop usage.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:47 AM   #10
mirza
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Smile

You're really help Kostason, You're ALL REALLY help...

Thank you very much for your comments!
 
  


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