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Old 09-17-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation turning a p133 into a net appliance

My question is fairly simple.

I have quite a few old PC just collecting dust in my office, and I thought to myself "I'm sure these have to be useful for something."
I thought about using them for a number of things ftp/music servers etc. but figured that a net appliance in the kitchen would be the most useful right now.
I have a p133 and also a p233. I'm sure I could get one of the two working now. I would prefer to use the 133, just because it doesn't use a fan on the heatsink (quieter-less power-cooler) and I can cram it into a smaller space.

Anyway, I'm back to the old question "Which distro should I use?" I want the smallest, quickest booting, but still usable Linux distro available.
I don't need any games, FTP capabilities or anything other than a browser and mouse. I probably won't download anything other than plug-ins and a cookie or two. I've even considered leaving off the hard drive and running every thing from the CD-ROM like Knoppix does but w/o any bloat. (Feel free to comment on that idea also)

I'm willing to take the time to learn more about my choices, but being a Linux noob, I need a few good starting points

Old 09-17-2003, 07:59 PM   #2
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You could check out which is based on slackware. And if you haven't already done so and have a need for a firewall/router does the trick and it runs right off of the floppy


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