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Old 07-29-2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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which distro for a sistem without any connection...

Hi , I have a celeron 700 Mhz with 128 Mb of Ram and 10 Gb Hd and I want to use it in a place where there isn't any net other computers connected or internet ...

Which distro is better for this kind of pc ... ?
Which daemon can I cut ? (security and networking are not necessary...)
sorry but I'm newbie and I don't know what kind of installation is better for a complete system( office game and development) whitout net...

What about a complete installation of slackware 10.1...?

Thanks and bye

ps. sorry for my english
Old 07-29-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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I know this get written a lot, but it really depends on your needs. If I were you I would probably just put windows on it, that way I wouldn't have any compatibility issues with the rest of the world.
It is probably unlikely that any linux distro will install perfectly on your computer and cleaning up after it will be really difficult without an internet connection, not to mention dealing with all of the unexpected things you may need flater on.

Since you are probably just learning linux and want to play around I do recommend slackware (if you are feeling hardcore).

You should buy a cheap wireless card and put it in that thing. I don't know where you live, but if you are in Milan then you'll probably be able to connect to an Access Point that is broadcasting nearby. Of course I don't recommend that personally because it would be unethical.

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Old 07-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #3
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Either Mepis or GamesKnoppix. Normally, I wouldn't suggest GamesKnoppix but I can't help but think a computer without a connection's going to get pretty boring, pretty quick.
Old 07-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #4
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no I've a debian on my principal system in Milan yet( with adsl connection) .... this pc is for my holiday house ...

What I want is a complete system ( so I thinked to a complete installation) whit all the things that I'll need , and if it's possible I want to remove daemons about networking that I don't need ....

I know that Win could be a solution but ... If I'm asking here is because I don't want to use windows....


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