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Old 12-18-2003, 04:52 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Culpeper,Va
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2 Knoppix 3.3 SuSe 9.0
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Looking for a fast distro for older hardware?

I'm giving my sister (she has no computer at all) my old computer (cyrix 233) I currently have Fedora core1 loaded because I like the default fonts so much, but it is slow (she will need kde or gnome) Is there a distro out there that works a little quicker with older hardware? Thanks
Old 12-18-2003, 05:48 AM   #2
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Slackware, Gentoo - head over to Distrowatch where you can find reviews of lots of distros. You will also find an answer to your question.

Actually, I seem to remember a similar thread coming up here - a search of LQ will bring it up.
Old 12-18-2003, 05:53 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sunny Southport, again.
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93 and 0.92, Vector sometimes
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Vector will run very nicely on that machine. It uses light window managers and is only a 235 mb download.

Just noticed the KDE/Gnome point - you can install KDE or Gnome after you download the main distro, or try their 3.2 SOHO which is also excellent and comes with KDE as standard.

By the way, why couldn't she use ICEWM, for instance? It can look very like KDE and it's easy to use.

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