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Old 08-15-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
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Good Distro for 450mhz 128MB Ram????

Hello. My grandparents computer recently crashed completely (it was running Windows 98). It is a 450 MHz 128 MB RAM 13 GB Hard drive 32 MB Video Card. What would be a nice little distro that isn't overly complicated and doesn't require me to connect to the internet to download from the machine being installed on (it doesn't have a network card, I can still download ISO's on my own computer and burn them to install). It has to run fairly good as I have already tried SuSE on it and it doesn't work so well. Would an old RedHat work good??? Anyways, please reply
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Lycoris, mandrake, probably several more would do the job.
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128 RAM is a little light for some default usages.
If you can bump up the RAM you could run what you want.

My SuSE 9.1 runs on a 500 MZ Celeron with 256 MB RAM.
A lighter desktop like ICE would waste less RAM.

Slackware would run leaner even with a GUI running.

Vector Linux might be worth looking at depending on their needs.
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Mandrake would be a good choice. Also Debian or Slackware would be solid choices as well.

Mandy's got it all and a speedier 2.6 kernel. Slack and Deb will be a bit "lighter" on the CPU, but not by much.
Old 08-15-2004, 11:43 PM   #5
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Hey, thank you all for your suggestions....I'll try a couple till I find one that runs good...thx again./.

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Use a lightweight DE / WM, such as IceWM or XFCE-4.


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