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Old 01-30-2004, 09:05 AM   #1
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Lightweight + Easy Distributions?


I'm searching for a distribution of linux that will run on a 133mhz 80mb pentium machine.

Of course there are millions of distributions that are lightweight, but the catch here is that my mother needs to be able to use it without any problems (she has problems with windows XP!)

KDE is too heavy to run on such an old machine and I don't know of any other easy window managers.

All in all I need a lightweight linux with a lightweight WM that is easy to use (no fluxbox).

Suggestions please...
Old 01-30-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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A few other things I forgot to mention...

The size of the HD is 3,0 gb

The only software that is really needed is a web browser, an e-mail program and an office program.

The office program should have on it a word processor that is complete with microsoft word (can read .doc files and can create .doc files).

The reason that I'm not installing windows on this machine is simply that I don't have any working copies of windows apart from XP. =D
Old 01-30-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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Vector Linux or Morphix GNU/Linux Light-GUI would be my first recommendations. You'd be using either XFCE or IceWM, both of which are pretty simple to use and lightweight.

They both feature Firebird for web browsing, have email clients, and come with Abiword for a word processor. It's .doc support was kind of hit or miss last I checked, so you might want to put on there for her.


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