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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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Very good, fast even for 386 processors. X support, based on Slackware 3.5.
It's a little limited, but it's not much you can do with a 386 anyway...
I've been using Grey Cat Linux 3.0 for a while now and I've to say that I'm quite happy with it. I've a very low end machine ( a Compaq with a 386 processor, 75MHZ and 8 Mega of RAM ) and I've been looking after a small distro which should fit in that computer, just for fun :)
I've found Grey Cat Linux and it's pretty good. It comes with text editors, irc app, mail client, telnet, and webserver, Midnight Commander and a GUI, with Xfree -SCGA+VGA16 server- and the Icewm Windows manager. And it even comes with pretty good gui applications as Netscape 3, Netscape Mail and Xv. It runs directly from a DOS partition. The most impressive is that it's only 7 floppies install.
It's based on Slackware 3.5 and basiclinux, meaning it's pretty stable and fast (even under X ). The coolest thing is that you can go into Slackware's homepage and download pre-compiled applications for it (Slackware 3.5 indeed).
Sure I hardly use that computer nowadays (sometimes for some text writting and old dos games as Commander Keen, Prince of Persia and Wolfenstein...), but this is a very good distro if you have a 386/486 box laying around and would like to have fun ( if you enjoy playing with old boxes as I surely do ) with it a little longer with Linux in a very easy to install distribution ;)
Remember, 386 and 486 boxes are still very useful for writting text docs, surfing the net or chatting with your friends on IRC channels or for making firewalls/rooters. Don't stop using it just because M$ and Intel said you need a new processor to run windows.
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uses UMSDOS, fits on floppies, dial-up user can actually download it.
It didn't recognize IBM thinkpad's keyboard, so I couldn't use it
I installed this very easily on an IBM thinkpad w/ 4 MB ram and only floppy drive, the keyboard works fine until after I login, then everything gets a little goofy. I didn't use it cuz of the keyboard, but it is good if you want to try linux on an old computer because it has UMSDOS support.