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Old 01-23-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Smile Suggestion for a linux distribution


Hardware configuration:

512MB ram,
intel celeron,
80gb hard disk,
Gygabyte motherboard,
No internet connection.

Distribution is with a light desktop environment,openoffice.org,vim
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:47 AM   #2
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Debian/Slack or buntu minimal install

easy light configurable desktops include; in order of lightness

JWM
Icewm
Blackbox
Fluxbox
Openbox
FVWM-Crystal
E17

there are others of course

a Debian minimal install will probably run a little lighter than a buntu
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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What's wrong with slackware?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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Haven't yet tried slack on that machine.
Hopefully will try later.

Last edited by cola; 01-23-2010 at 09:31 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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I am running Debian (Stable) with KDE 3.5.9 on a machine with somewhat less specifications to my full satisfaction.

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Haven't yet tried slack on that machine.
Hopefully will try later.
Well slack will surely run on it, however debian as mentioned requires very less resources, just see their Minimum req.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
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also slack/debian/buntu dirivatives

err...Vector, SalixOS, Absolute, and Zenwalk are good Slack offshoots..or a slack minimal install

For Debian; I would build it from a min install

For buntu's, maybe also a minimal netinstall

just put a bunch of em on dvd or usb and play around?
 
  


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