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Originally Posted by xzamples View Post

the pc doesn't meet the minimum requirements as far as the memory goes for linux mint
i think windows 2000 would be the best bet atm, but how would i even acquire windows 2000?

Ah, darn. Sorry, I should have checked that.

As for Windows 2000, you'd probably have some luck pirating checking Cragislist or Ebay for it, or ask some of your friends if they have an old copy around (since it was really widely used back in its prime).

Good luck!
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post #12 of 18
^ i see what you did there..... but i still say a lightweight linux would be your best bet
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by xzamples View Post

the pc doesn't meet the minimum requirements as far as the memory goes for linux mint
i think windows 2000 would be the best bet atm, but how would i even acquire windows 2000?

theres probably a torrent file out there. but really, try linux. Linux Mint or Lubuntu are good light ones.
post #14 of 18
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my PIRATE friend only had old versions of win2000, i guess linux it is
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post #15 of 18
Throw a stick of 512MB in that PC and reinstall XP.

Should be plenty fast.

Heck, just reformatting XP should be plenty fast.
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post #16 of 18
if you wait till i get home tonight i might have a 2000 key for you
now that i think about it... lol a legit key
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by xzamples View Post

my PIRATE friend only had old versions of win2000, i guess linux it is

I would try then lubuntu or if you need, go even smaller, with perhaps one of the suggestions in my earlier post link. From my link, you can tell I'm in a similar boat, let me know what you get to work I'll let you know vis versa.
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I have a slot 1 pIII coppermine 1ghz chip, and an endless supply of sdram. Want em? Pm me. Pay for shipping, there yours.

pmed u
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I would try then lubuntu or if you need, go even smaller, with perhaps one of the suggestions in my earlier post link. From my link, you can tell I'm in a similar boat, let me know what you get to work I'll let you know vis versa.

i will look thnx
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