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Old 05-23-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Which distro for an old pII

Hi there folks,

I'm going to be a relative newbie to linux in the near future. I've last played around on linux, albeit briefly about 8or more years ago, so, ineffect I'm a newbie again I've got an old PII, 196megs RAM and am going to be upgrading my HDD toan 80gig at least, thereby leavig the current 8gig HDD free for linux usage. I'd like some advice on which distro for normal home use and surfing the net would be most suitable. Thanks for any advice or suggestions you may have.

Old 05-23-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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I think that a simple distro is Red Hat Linux 9. and are two download sources.

It is easy to install.
Old 05-23-2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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I have an older PII, similar specs (except with a 120GB drive) on which I am running Fedora Core 2 successfully. is a good place to get this as well.
Old 05-23-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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I'm not sure of my exact specs, but it only has 20 gigs and I have RH9 running smoothly except for my inet but that's not really important...
Old 05-23-2004, 04:34 PM   #5
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Any distribution will do on that machine . I'd say, Mandrake and Libranet are pretty good...
Old 05-23-2004, 04:36 PM   #6
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Install without trouble: Slack.

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Old 05-25-2004, 02:39 PM   #7
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distro on pII

also have PII 128mbram 40gb cdr cdburner 2 fdd 1.44/120ls w98 dwn sized rest is MDK-L 8.1. with gnome
as main cc. going fine. OOPs forgot psswd`d. thats a no
no. now need HELP!
Old 05-25-2004, 02:53 PM   #8
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I am running a PII with 128 MB RAM and a 4 GB hard Drive. I can run KDE with no problem, some apps are a little slow but nothing to bad. I also test websites with it and they render normal. I am a Slackware man because Slackware keeps in mind older PC's for their distro. Good hacking!


Old 05-25-2004, 02:56 PM   #9
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i have libranet on an old PII, it's great. very fast.


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