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linuxpokernut 09-04-2009 08:19 PM

Best Distro or live distro for "legacy" PC with Flash?

Thats the PC in question. Its a Pile of thrown away parts that I "revived" with xubuntu for my stepson. He likes to play flash games but even with xubuntu and firefox it is quite laggy. So tonite I threw puppy linux on it (well ran the live CD) and it was actually rather functional. It did crash on some flash applications however.

Do you think this is the best I am going to get? What are your favorite "current" micro distros, live or otherwise? I have tried slax popcorn but the onboard video doesn't seem to like it.

I have tried DSL and DSL-N but I don't think I was able to get flash working.

linus72 09-04-2009 08:48 PM

Tinycore-2.3rc3 or 2.2
11mb plus you add the apps you want
I suggest you use the .tgz pkgs


another cool one that Only needs 10mb ram and has games(probably not flash though)

um, you mean flash 10 right?

Puppy as a fullhd install will run faster than a frugal install
good puppies are browserlinux0909
it has flash already installed and can have wine too

you can get games at the puppy forum too
all kinds of stuff there

seems like the forum is down again??

anyway, so check that out

tinycore has supertux and other cool games too

linuxpokernut 09-04-2009 09:00 PM

That "browser linux" looks perfect, I think thats the ticket.

The flash games he plays are on websites like cartoon network, like us "grown ups" have pogo. This distro looks like it will rock sox out of the box.

linus72 09-04-2009 09:12 PM

I made my rescuepup off browser0809
I need to upadte it though...

I put 3d invaders and suduko in there
along with testdisk, photorec, dd rescue and other stuff too

I got a puppy remaster script too
you want it?

rescue pup is the pic with the little puppy

linuxpokernut 09-05-2009 12:04 AM
I am playing that right now in "browser linux" that I installed to the hard drive. Set up the drive in gparted and followed trhe script. I used the suggested mbr script and it worked fine. It runs VERY light. Thanks a bunch.

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