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Old 05-20-2015, 09:52 AM   #1
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hp xw4300 workstation linux version advice

I have a hp xw4300 workstation with a Pentium D 64bit processor. It has Win XP Pro 32 bit on it now. HP no longer provides linux drivers and the linux required official version required is RHEL WS 4. I want to use this as a home file server. Is there any free version that supports this hardware?

Pentium D
4 x 1 TB HDs

TIA for any suggestions.
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Burn a Debian 64bit or OpenSuse 64bit CD and try.
This is what I would do.
I had a look at the Pentium D and it should be similar to Pentium 4 ? (a guess).
So my recommendation would be: use a low RAM system (lxde or others).
Perhaps an Antix 64bit would be the good choice (I have an Antix 32bit on my Pentium4 with 3GB RAM).
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Also from the antiX stable is MX-14 “Symbiosis”.

MX-14 is an excellent Linux distribution based on Debian and runs quickly on older, low powered hardware.

In addition, tons of software packages are available from the Debian repositories.



How to install:

Download the PAE version from:
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