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Old 12-06-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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Which linux is the best for small old system


I have a small old desktop (486) and like to install a Linux system as my bt download system. I installed redhat 9, it was soooo slow. Suse 8 seems a bit better, but still slow and had some other problems. Any suggestion?

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Old 12-06-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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damn small or some older slackware ... just upgrade the
kernel and other security sensitive packages from source
afterwards.


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Old 12-06-2004, 08:34 PM   #3
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I heard people talking about slackware also, and mentioned that slackware was very fast but difficult to understand. Is it true?

I'll try it anyway.

Thanks!
 
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I find slack quite easy to understand. Its simplicity is
the most prominent feature (e.g. comparing the BSD
with the SysV inits ...). Slack has no wizards, after the
base install a text-editor is all you have/need to configure
the box :)


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