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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?
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?
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 And Mandrake 7 is out of date with security issues.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.
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.