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Old 08-23-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hardware requirements

Recently purchased a Mark Sobel book that includes FEDORA . The book implies that the OS will not run on my 'old' 486 processor. I always thought
that Linux could be made to run on this older hardware.
Can this be done?
Thanks in advance.
Old 08-23-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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any i386/i486 iso will install and run. I thought fedora had i386 iso's though. The speed will be less than impressive, I would look into a lighter distro. Maybe Debian, Vector, or Slack though personally.
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Other choices are

Feather Linux

Puppy Linux (Main Site)

Personally, I would consider using a smaller Window Manager
like (non-commercial; Window Maker)
Xfe, or others.



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