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Old 12-01-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question What Is The Best Linux Package And Where Can I Download It?

I want to play with Linux on an old Win98 machine. ReactOS I have a copy on CD, but can not get to load without XP seems to run counter to the purpose of Linux! What is a good start? I am glad that the format of drive C, and only Linux is easier to...
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It would help if you could tell us a bit about the specs of that computer, but since it's a Win98 era computer, you will probably need to look at a smaller distro like Puppy linux, or DSL. Even then, it may not be worth while as you will possibly need to upgrade the computer just to get started.
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you can probably go with an older version of a particular distro. A lot of distros have all older versions up to their most current available to you. Pretty much any distro will run on any computer. You may or may not get a nice pretty desktop to go with it though

You may look at something like Fedora core 1 or 2. Very outdated, but should run on the pc. As chuckbuhler said above, it's hard to say for sure without knowing the specs of that pc

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I want to play with Linux on an old Win98 machine. ReactOS I have a copy on CD, but can not get to load without XP
Do you mean that you cannot boot from the CD? Can you boot from any CD?

I am glad that the format of drive C, and only Linux is easier to...
I don't understand this....

Please clarify 2 things:
Can the computer be booted from a CD (any CD)?
Do you want both Windows and Linux---or just Linux?


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