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anatman 05-04-2006 04:57 AM

distro recommendation?

i was wondering if someone could recommend a distro for a pii 350 mhz computer with 256mb ram, 3 gig hd? currently i'm using knoppix live distro and i like it a lot, but i would like to have a hd install. i will use it for word processing and internet mostly. thanks..

satinet 05-04-2006 05:13 AM

i would recommend these:

vector linux
slackware (with xfce)

although your specs are pretty low, you've got a reasonable amount of RAM. you just won't be able to run KDE or Gnome too effectively. That said, give it a try and see how it runs.........

ioerror 05-04-2006 06:16 AM

I use Slackware on my Pii-300/128MB laptop (wm is Window Maker).

anatman 05-04-2006 06:22 AM

many thanks satinet and ioerror, i will give them a try.

cux 05-04-2006 10:42 AM

I used to have a 350 mhz with 300 mb ram laptop and i have it with Debian Sarge and Gnome.

I disable some things on gnome and work like a sharm.

Give a try to Debian or Ubuntu.

Ha1f 05-04-2006 11:17 AM


check it out, itll work great on that machine

lordtweety 05-04-2006 11:39 AM

Check out Puppy linux also. I have Puppy-Chubby installed on a Celeron 455mhz machine. It is quite amazing.

anatman 05-04-2006 12:48 PM

thank you thank you thank you everybody, this is very cool. seems like i have many distros to try out. very very cool. thanks.

LobsterEd 06-26-2006 01:40 AM

Yes try them all
there are links here and at distrowatch

I like to have my cake and eat it.
One boot from CD/DVD distro (in my case Puppy)
and one on the HD (PCLInuxOS on one HD and Ubuntu on another)

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