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Old 10-30-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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suggestion needed on which version suits my system the best.

hi people. i'm new to Linux and have never tried it yet. i have a system with following hardware:
celeron 333MHz processor
4GB hard disk
and other multemedia hardware.

i want to use linux for this system. i need to connect to the internet (surfing, downloading, etc), enjoy multemedia (music, movies, etc) and a little game playing. can u plz suggest me which version of linux will suit my system and my needs the best? i'd be grateful if u could also give me details like where i can download that version and how. presently i am working on a friends system with windows in it. my system is formatted to load an OS now. so plz give me suitable suggestions. thank you in advance.

Old 10-30-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'de highly recommend Damn small linux as it is ment for check out the second post on the topic in the included linx dsl. Please post back her if you have any questions and next time please search the forums for related topics before posting you own question as some one else may fhave already posted a similar question, or feel fre to pm me.
Old 10-30-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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I would actually recommend Red Hat 8 if you can still find it. It was actually around back when that hardware was the norm. Try downloading it from one of the locations on this list:
Old 10-30-2007, 11:00 PM   #4
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The 333mhz is good enough, but 64mb ram is really a problem.
If I were to install linux on a system like that right now I might try fluxbuntu, although I am kind of put off because they are trying to push it as an independent distribution, and their homepage looks like they're selling teeny make-up and is pretty uninformative. But I would still try it. If they didn't screw up too bad it should be Ubuntu-Dapper with a default selection of more lightweight programs. But it might still be too much for your system.

You should at least take a look at DSL. They have a default selection of programs that should work very well with your PC. But you will soon reach its limits. I could not imagine working with DSL as my main Desktop system, but it does make a good showcase for how efficient linux can be.

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Old 10-30-2007, 11:55 PM   #5
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Here are two nice tutorials on how to install Ubuntu on minimal specs. This might be a little bit tedious if you are not familiar with linux yet, but It might be your best option.
Old 10-31-2007, 12:25 AM   #6
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Try frugalware, puppy linux. These distros are meant for old h/w.


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