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Old 09-16-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Which distro is the lightest?

I am looking to get some use out of some old hardware and I am looking for a good distro that will give me enough functionality without overloading the hardware. I plan to use a P3 733 with 128 MB RAM and a 2GB HDD. I want to use the web, edit a few docs with OO.o and maybe some online chatting. Not much more than that really but I do want fully functioning apps. I have thought about DSL but not sure if it has all the functions I want. I realize some of this will be trial and error and since I am newer to Linux I'm not sure what I can cut out when installing. Thanks in advance.
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puppy, tiny linux, debian netinstall with xfce,dsl....
edit a few docs with OO.o
open office will be difficult though
Old 09-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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DSL is also very light.

Could you at least double that 128MB RAM to 256MB? You would have either, in all cases, quicker and stronger performance, or more choices for a distribution, maybe with a working OpenOffice too.
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I've been weighing all my distro CDs & DVDs - they're all the same.
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Xubuntu has the following Minimum System requirements:

# 300 MHz processor
# 192 MB of system memory (RAM)
# At least 1.5 GB of disk space
# VGA graphics card

Now remember these are only the bare minimum system requirements, so on that system you might be pushing it a bit but this might be an option for you.
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I've been weighing all my distro CDs & DVDs - they're all the same.
That's very funny


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