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Old 01-31-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Installing Linux for a Spanish friend


I am helping out my friend by installing Linux on a "throw away pc" for a needy family.
I speak English and the intended user speaks Spanish.
Can I install the distro of my choice add my self as a user ,or use root, to setup machine and add a spanish user?
Its an 3 year old Celeron run M$ 98. I am going to keep it lean, but as user friendly as possible. Distro suggestions welcome. I am thinking a minimal distro with XFCE. I would normally install something lite with Fluxbox, but I am scared Flux is not user friendly enough.

Any help is appreciated.

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Blair
 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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You did not list the ram, if it has less than 256 meg you will be limited. If it is smaller than 128 meg you have your work cut out to get a user friendly GUI working.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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xfce is good enough, I have xfce running on my friends amd k6 and its fast enough. You could setup it and add the language packs afterward.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 08:40 PM   #4
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You did not list the ram, if it has less than 256 meg you will be limited. If it is smaller than 128 meg you have your work cut out to get a user friendly GUI working.
I have scraps of ram laying around. I get handed a lot of pc's to fix, and the ones that don't get fixed get scrapped.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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xfce is good enough, I have xfce running on my friends amd k6 and its fast enough. You could setup it and add the language packs afterward.
Thank you for the list. I have had great success with Vector in the past. I am also looking at shift lite also.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 08:44 PM   #6
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I think I have the distro figured out.
I am now more concerned about being able to set it up so I can have a Spanish person use it without me learning Spanish in the process.

Best Regards,
Blair

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Old 02-01-2008, 01:00 AM   #7
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I found Zenwalk to be pretty fast too, but I stick with stock slackware. I'm thinking about adding Zenwalk and Vector to it
 
Old 02-02-2008, 04:50 PM   #8
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Figures the ram is pc133 and all I have is pc100.... =(

64MB ram 10Gb drive... =(
Puppy runs OK.
I had problems with DSL

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