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Old 12-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
colorpurple21859
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redhat/fedora bases distro that will run on 64mb of memory


is there a redhat/fedora based distro that will install on a pentium III with 64mb of memory. Already have puppy, dsl, slack 12.1, debian testing, and freebsd 7.0. installed. For about a year now trying to learn linux and the different major distros installations and configurations.

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Old 12-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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The reality is that you are really not going to learn much about the CURRENT versions of Linux with much less than 512mb of ram. I run a 1Ghz PIII with 512 and for basic tasks (email, browsing, etc) I see little difference between it and my 3800X2. For Cpu intensive tasks there is (of course) a huge difference. While one can say that Linux is Linux, there really is a drastic difference between DSL (and other minimalist distros) and RH/Fedora (and other arguably bloated distros). I think it is similar to comparing dos 3.3 and XP.

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Old 12-05-2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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I'm not doing anything with dsl or puppy I'm concentrating more on slackware and debian right now. and had just recently installed freebsd. by using a computer with less memory it forces me to use the command line more instead of just point and click. which was about all i did when i had install Xubuntu on a computer that did have the extra memory. if there is'nt a redhat based distro that will run on 64mbs I'll concentrate on that when i switch back to my other computer
 
  


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