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Old 05-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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If there are members who can let me news about LIGHT Linux distro's, please let me now.
I have a old computer with 512MB and Intel inside. i want to make that oldy running. I must be on CD not on DVD.
Greetings,
Mefisto
 
Old 05-15-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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Hi Mefisto and welcome to LQ. Do you mean this?
ciao,
jdk
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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Arch, Archbang, Puppy, DSL, Tiny Core.

This question has been addressed over and over here at LQ. Feel free to use the Search Function and look through the posts.

also a quick wikipedia search turns up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightwe...x_distribution

Good luck!
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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Hi Mefisto and welcome to LQ. Do you mean this?
ciao,
jdk
yes, that looks like a fine distro...
You now, i want to keep me oldy for google, games and mail. Very much Linux-distro's are to havy and on DVD... I could give it a try !
Thanks,
Mefisto
 
Old 05-15-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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Arch, Archbang, Puppy, DSL, Tiny Core.

This question has been addressed over and over here at LQ. Feel free to use the Search Function and look through the posts.

also a quick wikipedia search turns up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightwe...x_distribution

Good luck!
Thank you, i gonna make work of it.
Greetings,
Mefisto
 
Old 05-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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Also slitaz, slax, WattOS, almost any of the x type like maybe Xubuntu.
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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I had a box just like that four or five years ago and installed Gentoo with Openbox. I could (after MUCH tweaking), record audio with Ardour with less than half a second latency, and edit video with the old editor Kino. The system was decently fast and very stable. I rarely went into swap.

That said, know that a Gentoo install is going to take a LONG time and will be, to say the least, a learning experience. You might try installing it into a virtual machine with the installation guide open in a browser before you put it on bare metal. But remember, installing the system takes a LONG time on old hardware. And it takes some time to learn how to configure and update it.
 
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:02 AM   #8
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Also Salix
 
Old 05-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #9
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Also slitaz, slax, WattOS, almost any of the x type like maybe Xubuntu.
Thanks, i gonna write it all down, and finally i install what i like most.
Ubuntu is one of me favorites, but i can burn DVD'S on me oldy.
Greetings,
Mefisto
 
Old 05-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #10
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I had a box just like that four or five years ago and installed Gentoo with Openbox. I could (after MUCH tweaking), record audio with Ardour with less than half a second latency, and edit video with the old editor Kino. The system was decently fast and very stable. I rarely went into swap.

That said, know that a Gentoo install is going to take a LONG time and will be, to say the least, a learning experience. You might try installing it into a virtual machine with the installation guide open in a browser before you put it on bare metal. But remember, installing the system takes a LONG time on old hardware. And it takes some time to learn how to configure and update it.
For a system like this, i am a litlle green between me ears i think. And You now, when reteired there is not enough time to try Linux... Must keep me agenda up to date, when i was working i had more time than now.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 07:01 AM   #11
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Also Salix
Thanks kooru;
greetings,
Mefisto
 
Old 05-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #12
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Checkout these LiveCDs list. Choose whichever you like and give that a try.
 
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:15 AM   #13
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Checkout these LiveCDs list. Choose whichever you like and give that a try.
A great list ! Thank You.
Greetings,
Mefisto
 
Old 05-16-2013, 07:28 AM   #14
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Good Luck!
 
Old 05-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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If there are members who can let me news about LIGHT Linux distro's, please let me now.
I have a old computer with 512MB and Intel inside. i want to make that oldy running. I must be on CD not on DVD.
You may also want to consider Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/
Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu, but it is very light on resources. Your system should meet the minimum specs: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements
Use the 32 bit Lubuntu 13.04.
Lubuntu is also relatively full featured and very easy for beginners to use.
I would recommend using the text based alternate install CD to install Lubuntu instead of the live CD since you only have 512mb RAM.
Also, once you have Lubuntu installed you need to stick with the light weight Linux apps.
If you start installing heavy programs like Rhythmbox, or Amarok music players for example, then this will put much more demands on your limited system.

If you need something really light then go with one of the really light mini distros like DSL, Puppy, Tiny Core, or Slitaz as others have suggested.

If you plan on using this system for a while, then you may want to consider adding more memory to it to improve performance.

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