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OS for very old Dell Dimension T500

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I have been rifling through all the old computers in my moms basement, ranging from a Mac Classic to PC's made for Windows Vista. There were 4 I was not able to get working, and 6 I managed to boot up. I've installed lubuntu on a Dell Dimension 5150, but I think this T500 is going to require something even more lightweight if I wanted to actually use it for fun (unlikely). It has 160MB of RAM, and a 10GB HDD. Right now it runs very slowly with Windows XP.

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Windows 98 is lush.
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If you really wanted to have some fun, you could install Arch Linux and play around with super lightweight window managers like awesomewm, i3, and openbox. Obviously, this takes more work than installing Windows, but that's half the fun! thumb.gif
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Yeah I was thinking Arch but it truly is a pain. I've done it a few times. It would be interesting to see if this thing could be usable as a web browser at the least. There is so little RAM it's hardly fathomable though... 2 64mb sticks and 1 32mb stick.
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