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Old 06-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Question Low System Requirement Linux

I have an old generic-brand PC. It works fine, but it has Windows ME, so I'm trying to find a Linux replacement for it. The problem is, it has only 128 mbs of RAM. It has a 500 mghz processor and the previous owner installed a PCI VGA adapter. I can find more specs if needed. Please help!
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Any lightweight linux distro should work fine. SLiTaZ, Xubuntu, Debian LXDE or XFCE install, Puppy Linux, etc. Chances are most of the hardware will be fine with a standard kernel.
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well, there's a few, but not many that will have the newest software,etc

a DSL-4.4.10 HD install (not frugal) runs low ram.
I had Tinycore-1.4.3/2.0 on 128mb dell that worked good, just limit your apps
to only a few, including Xfbdev.tce for framebuffer lappys

also, if the harddrive is big enough(+4gb) a minimal slack or debian
install would work too
I had slack12.2 on my toshiba 7000ct 160mb ram 4gb hd with XFCE4 wm
I also had debian 5.0 on it with LXDE
both worked well.
so, it really comes down to hd size and how much work/learning you wanna do?


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