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another linux question..

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by orngcrsh, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. orngcrsh

    orngcrsh Regular member

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    I have an old hunk of computer sitting at home. It has an AMD 400mhz processor, 180 (or so) mb of ram and about a 7 gig HD.
    What linux distro would be recommended for such a system and why?
    input is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    i would use dam small linux(dsl)
    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
    this is a very lite distro. 50mb and uses very little ra. i think it would run fine on that computer
     
  3. orngcrsh

    orngcrsh Regular member

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    will that give me full functionality with that computer? internet, email, documents, etc..?
     
  4. Auslander

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    all linux distros provide that.
     
  5. janrocks

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    Damnsmall is a great little distro apart from one glaring problem..

    It's old. The applications are from the old-stable repositories.. in fact they are probably from the historic archives now and a lot may well be discontinued.

    Personally if you want an installed os on an old machine I'd be tempted to go for feather.. but it's a pain to install.. Hmmmm.. it's really not as cut and dried as you would think.

    Choose carefully, as a wrong choice now could leave you struggling in an unfamiliar environment with little help. Not a nice experience..

    Take a good look here http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/02/13/1854251
    And then ask auslander or Ripper where to find me if you need any more specific help..

    Bye all.. I'm just waiting for the system to kick me..
     
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