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Old 07-11-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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help me help someone else

OK here it is, I am still a newbie, playing with some different distros and stuff. Apart from my "real" job I build new systems and repair old ones for local folks to make a little extra money. I have a good friend who wants to go online and maybe buy a printer soon and print documents and stuff. So they gave me the old system they inherited and asked me to set it up.

Pentium 180
64 RAM
2 gig HD
56K dialup modem

I have used Damn Small Linux and it runs good, connects, very nice. However I am curious if there is a better distro for them. I want something to put on the HD, be easy to surf and go into a word processor. and thats it....any ideas......

thanks in advance
Old 07-11-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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You can use Slackware. But Slackware does not come have OpenOffice in its distribution disks. Mandrake/RedHat/Fedora may be heavy on your hardware.
You can use Samba for file and print services.
Old 07-11-2004, 03:37 PM   #3
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Peanut Linux will do the trick. It's somewhere on It's lightweight, small, and I believe comes with Open Office or Koffice. Go to the site and click on By Letter and select J-Q. There will be a link there, I think.

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