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Old 02-08-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
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suitable distro for PI-150MHz with 128 MB RAM


the configuration of my older computer is PI-150MHz with 128 MB RAM. please guide me about the most suitable distribution & version for this configuration. GUI not essential, but definitely desirable.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
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I would use slackware on something like that. You can certainly use a gui but I recommend something like fvwm or fluxbox, not KDE or Gnome
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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i would go for debian or slackware.

if you have the time, gentoo is probably faster but it will take forever (i mean days of compilation) to install and requires a fair amount of knowledge.

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Old 02-08-2004, 01:16 PM   #4
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Ya, I am a huge proponent of Gentoo, but compiling Gentoo on my older Pentium III 550 takes a long time (my new AMD64 system isn't too bad though) so I can't imagine how long it would take on a Pentium 150. Also, GCC doesn't optimize as well for processor architectures previous to Pentium III.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:39 PM   #5
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Vector Linux is a faster version of Slackware that is pretty easy to install. www.vectorlinux.com
 
  


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