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Old 08-03-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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I wanted to run a lightweight linux distro with OpenOffice on a old unit


I have the ff specs:

P2 400 MHz
32 MB Ram

I wanted to know if there are such distros dedicated for the above specifications. I tried Vector Standard but I can't install Open Office. I also don't know how to configure the printer. What are my alternatives?
Old 08-03-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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Perhaps you could try xubuntu. But 32MB RAM is too small for any recent desktop distro, I think.
Old 08-03-2006, 02:18 AM   #3
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:08 AM   #4
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I think you should forget about Open Office with that amount of RAM. OOo is notoriously memory hungry. I used to run it on 256M of RAM and it was slow with that! Most distros will struggle with just that amount of RAM, even DSL suggests a minimum of 128M.
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If all you are looking for is a good linux version of "MS Word" then try Abi Word just google it only requires 16 mgs ram
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Yes I know Abi Word. But the issue is on compatibility...It is lightweight yet not all ms word docs are compatible


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