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Old 03-04-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Which distro for an old machine to run tomcat


I know this is a 'what distro' question but i thought it best here. By all means admin move it if you prefer...

I have a 350MHz 64MB machine and I am hoping to run tomcat on it, as well as be an outward facing file-server (FTP etc). I currently have a fresh install of DamnSmallLinux and have tried Clarkconnect in the past (though not with tomcat) and thought I'd spend a little while having a go with some different small distro's that will serve my purpose. In which case, I was hoping for any advice / recommendatons. Has anyone tried a good distro for tomcat. Have some good/bad experiences?

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Old 03-04-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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i would suggest Slackware-10.2 or 11
 
Old 03-04-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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i would suggest Slackware-10.2 or 11
They are both relatively recent, will they not be a bit heavy for the machine I've got?

What are the options like on choosing which packages (or equiv) you want from boot. For example I think KDE is more than I need and will be a burden...

Thanks for the tip though - looking it up now...(!)
 
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as old as that machine is you have i suggest 10.2 and stick with a very light desktop such as blackbox...

Slackware offers a lot of choice in window managers...
 
Old 03-05-2007, 02:58 AM   #5
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as old as that machine is you have i suggest 10.2 and stick with a very light desktop such as blackbox...

Slackware offers a lot of choice in window managers...
BlackBox is an ancestor to fluxbox isn't it? I haven't used it before but I am (semi) familiar with flux.

I've not tried slackware before so I might as well give it a go. What else are the evenings for?

Thanks for the recommendation. Anyone else?
 
  


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