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Old 04-30-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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Which Distro to use?

I have an old Compaq - i wanna run a FTP and Web server on it. Its running a pentium pro 166 mhz with around 32 mb of ram, and a 1.5 gig drive.

Lemme know which distro would work the best/fastets/take up the least space...

I dont need a Graphical Environment or anything.. Thanks
Old 04-30-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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Debian or Slack would be nice. I actually have the same Compaq that you have (Is it an Armada 7350MT?) and it runs very well with Slack 9.0 and fluxbox
Old 04-30-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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I also recommend slackware, you will be able to use a gui like fluxbox with no problem. It will still seem fast
Old 04-30-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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My buddy at school, in comp class he has a 233 cyrix with 128 or so of ram and about the same size HD.. runs debian real well. My other buddy runs a AT board, with a din-5 kb and a old pentium (almost 486) and its a 133, oc'ed to about 225 and it ran on 133 debian..


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