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Old 09-24-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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fast reliable distro for a pentium 3


Hey guys im once again in need of another distro.

Specs are: pentium 3 733Mhz, 128MB RAM,10 gig hdd,8 MB video

Any ideas?
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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Most distros should run on that, although more RAM would be good. You could try Puppy or Damn Small Linux, or a more 'normal' distro with a minimal window mgr ie not KDE or Gnome.
Try a few and see what works.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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What are my chances of running Slackware 12 on it?
 
Old 09-24-2007, 11:29 PM   #4
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good, I run my slack with 256 mb of ram on a 600 mhz p3
 
Old 09-24-2007, 11:51 PM   #5
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what window manager do you use?
 
Old 09-25-2007, 06:23 PM   #6
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I use KDE and it runs fast
 
Old 09-25-2007, 07:32 PM   #7
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Slackware 12

Should run, i have it on my old presario with a 4 gig hd, 196 megs ram and a 400 mhz processor. It runs fine with all the windows managers.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 08:31 PM   #8
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There are very few distros that wouldn't run on it, and that is a shorter list than anything that would. If you decide to install something other than Slack, go to distrowatch.com and check on compatibilities and specs. (or just ask)
 
Old 09-25-2007, 08:47 PM   #9
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I'm running Elive Gem on a 750mhz T-Bird right now with no problems.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 06:39 PM   #10
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Should run, i have it on my old presario with a 4 gig hd, 196 megs ram and a 400 mhz processor. It runs fine with all the windows managers.
even compiz-fusion? :P
 
Old 09-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #11
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Dunno.

Don't need compiz-fusion .
 
  


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