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Old 12-01-2005, 05:49 PM   #16
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Like some others, I think changing the window manager will speed things up quite a bit. FVWM has not yet been mentioned, and is available on SUSE as part of the regular install (in SUSE 10.0 anyway). It will be a lot faster than KDE. It is a nice Window Manager as well IMO. You can switch to using it at the login screen by changing profiles.
Old 12-01-2005, 06:23 PM   #17
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Originally posted by Eerath
Damn Small Linux worked faster than the speed of light on my P1 100Mhz with 32MB RAM, and being a Debian distro, is highly configurable and upgradable.
DAMN! I thought my box was low spec! P1 200Mhz MMX 128MB RAM. Runs Debian very well with a 2.4 kernel. I didn't play with Vector for very long, but it did run well.

With a 600Mhz Celeron, I'd just through some more RAM at it, install Debian and watch it run like a scalded dog.
Old 12-01-2005, 11:45 PM   #18
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I'd say Slackware, Vector Linux, Damn Small Linux, in that order. fluxbox or xfce for the wm.
But with 600mhz, you could up the RAM and put most anything on there. 600mhz is not slow by any stretch of the imagination.
Old 12-02-2005, 01:50 AM   #19
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I'm running a hungarian Debian-derivate called UHU on my 600 MHz home PC that has 192 MB RAM. Works fine even with Gnome (not to mention XFCE - the swap is rarely used). DSL blasts on this machine, especially with the 'toram' option.
So, Debian will do it, DSL also. Depends on what you would like to do beside word processing and music.


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