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Old 3rd May 2009, 10:49 PM
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Question Linux distro for old PC

In the basement I`v found my first PC - Pentium 2 with celeron 333Mhz and 32 mb RAM and integrated 8 mb video card, 6,4 GB HD - CD ROM. Which distro you recommend for this PC ?
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Old 3rd May 2009, 11:10 PM
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Damn Small Linux.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 11:28 PM
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I saw BlueC's response before I read the OP's post and was thinking, "not so fast..." until I read the OP's post.

Yeah DSL is about it. I dont even know if puppy would run on that, nothing else is even worth messing with. DSL should do it though.
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Old 4th May 2009, 12:09 AM
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I'd go with Slackware.
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Old 4th May 2009, 01:50 AM
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If you want to use it as a desktop, you could try with Puppy Linux.
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Old 4th May 2009, 03:19 AM
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From the Puppy site
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Puppy version/Puplet name/version: 4.1.2barebones retro
Install type: Full
CPU type/speed PI 233MHz
RAM: 64MB
Swap: 128MB
X-server: Xorg
Hard disk space required: ~350mb
Performance: Acceptable
But 32MB may not be enough for Puppy and this is one of the very slim puplets

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Old 4th May 2009, 10:34 AM
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Yeah if possible you should probably dig out a 128MB RAM stick from somewhere and throw that in - 32MB is kinda small. I still reckon DSL will do the trick but Puppy would be a good choice too.
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Old 4th May 2009, 12:43 PM
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DSL would run like a scalded cat on that computer. Puppy, I wouldnt bet the farm on. Jump it up to 128MB and Puppy is the winner.
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Old 4th May 2009, 10:17 PM
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It's finding those old style RAM sticks at a reasonable price they are now rare and therefore expensive.Using DSL you could make a useful sever box by adding a big HD strictly for data(music/video/photo).

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Old 4th May 2009, 10:42 PM
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Puppy seems to be the best suited according to what I gathered from reading this article (I'd go with at least 64MB of RAM though.) I like the idea of thin clients. I have a bunch of old machines and I'd like to see how they fair as X clients. Besides, I'm out of extra hard drives.
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Old 5th May 2009, 06:47 AM
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Barebone fedora works great on my another old computer
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