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Old 04-17-2002, 01:16 PM   #1
Wildjoey
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Cool Old pentium 75, what to do?


Well I have this old pentium 75... and I also have SuSE 7.0, Mandrake 7.0 and Mandrake 8.0. This box has 16mb ram, 850mb hard disk. Which distro would be best? Would like to keep it simple, but also have X and maybe XFCE, or Flux as a windows manager. Would that be cool? Would it handle it?

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Old 04-17-2002, 01:20 PM   #2
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shouldn't have any problems. might be a bit slow but still could easily handle it imho. i've had rh6.2 on a 75mhz with no problems, i just didn't load X though.. ran smoothly though.
 
Old 04-17-2002, 01:20 PM   #3
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I've got a P75 happily running X and IceWM, I only run Xterms on it though, anything else I'll run off a chunky box and use ssh X tunneling.

However the machine is loaded up with Apache, PHP and a database so its quite busy

Its running Debian (although I hear that Slackware is also good on low end boxes if you know how to configure everything by editing the config files)
 
Old 04-17-2002, 01:36 PM   #4
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Wink which distro though?

Hi again, WOW, you guys are quick... 4 minutes flat!! I only have the 3 distros that I listed... so which would be best do you think. I guess any of them will run on a pent. 75. Would like to run X and a light WM... whatcha think?
 
Old 04-17-2002, 01:52 PM   #5
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Re: which distro though?

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Originally posted by Wildjoey
Hi again, WOW, you guys are quick... 4 minutes flat!! I only have the 3 distros that I listed... so which would be best do you think. I guess any of them will run on a pent. 75. Would like to run X and a light WM... whatcha think?
I think the installers with the latest versions of SuSE and Mandrake require more RAM then you have. And Mandrake 7 is out of date with security issues.

I would get Debian, you can do an install over ftp getting only the files you need.

http://www.debian.org/
 
Old 04-17-2002, 02:06 PM   #6
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Choose MDK 7.0 , but then download security upgrades.
 
Old 04-17-2002, 03:15 PM   #7
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Choose MDK 7.0 , but then download security upgrades.
Security updates aren't upto date.

2001-04-19 MDKSA-2001:039: 6.0-7.0 Future support for Linux-Mandrake 6.0, 6.1, and 7.0 will be unavailable

Not to mention that all the software available will be older versions.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 09:31 AM   #8
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Given the three distros mentioned, I'd go for Mdk 8.0, text install, and download security updates from your other box whilst it installs. If you have a fast download time (read: you're on broadband connection), then probably go for Slack or Debian over ftp install.
 
  


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