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Old 03-23-2006, 04:42 AM   #1
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appropriate distibution for old computer


Hi to everyone,

I am in a research for a distribution (I know a extremely common question) but that will be suitable for old pc like pentium 400-500MHz and would have a acceptable performance with 64-128Mb RAM.

Something like DSL I was thinking but I am not sure if I could compile new programs (it's too small in size and I would like to be able to offer some libraries so I can use them).

I guess also KDE and Gnome is out of the question but I don't know what else.

Thanks
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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If you want to run X with KDE or Gnome,
there's a big difference between 64 and 128 MB of ram.

I'm also surprised that you would class 500MHz as old *sigh*

That being said, I think you'll find a stock Debian Sarge install
(pref 2.6 kernel) with an XFCE4 desktop environment very pleasant
to use, full featured, nice to look at, easy to maintain and very fast.

http://www.xfce.org/
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
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I run FC3 on dual PII 400Mhz and 512MB of RAM

A bit slow when switching desktops. Much slower than RH5
 
Old 03-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
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i woudl recomend Slackware 10.2 with the cholestrol free desktop (XFCE4)
isnt the easiest in teh world to install but is preaty self explanatry... i run that on a Celeron 400MHz with 64MB RAM 4GB HDD no problems! (apart from i have used 3.5GB of the disk drive!)
 
Old 03-23-2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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I agree with dasy2k1.

I run Slackware 10.1 on my Pentium II 333mhz Armada laptop, with XFCE if I want a GUI as well. I've used it at school for basic activities such web browsing, messaging, with no issues.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 02:02 AM   #6
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