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Old 11-23-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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Which Distro

I have a 200 mhx pentium MMX. It has 48 mb of RAM and a 5 gig hard drive. What distro would be a good choice for this PC?
Thanks in advance for any of your suggestions.

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Old 11-23-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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This may help.

You'll probably get a ton of responses to this one, but ultimately what works best for you is the distro you should use. The link should give you some things to consider while choosing.
good luck.
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slackware 10
Old 11-24-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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RHEL 3 update 3, the NPTL kernel will let legacy hardware run faster.
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For what kind of use??? gateway? firewall? server? workstation?

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Whatever distro you choose make sure you install a light weight window manger (fluxbox, openbox, pekwm etc) rather then a full blown desktop environment (KDE or Gnome) - you might get away with xfce4.

Vector Linux is supposed to be a good distro to use on older machines.
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thanks for the ideas
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I run Slackware 10 with WindowMaker on my 266mhz.
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I'm running Debian Sarge on a 233MHz
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To chose distro you have to know what u will doing with your comp


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