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I have an old PC with

AMD K6 (300 Mhz?)
64MB SDRAM
nVidia Riva TNT 16MB
4.8GB HDD

And was looking for a linux distro that will

-Run well on it (Lag very little, if at all)
-Have a decent looking GUI (Something with color, like XP etc...I always hated the grey bars in WIn95 and Feather Linux)
-Be pretty easy to use...I'm not a console genius, but I do have ubuntu experience...

Wireless capabilitys would be a huge plus, but they aren't necessary...


Is there something out there that could do all of that for me?

Someone recommended me this, has anyone heard of this distro at all?
http://www.slackware.com/

Thanks and Rep+ for all that can help me in my quest to get this thing going again =)

-Astroz
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Ah Meant to put this in Linux and Unix...can a mod move this for me?

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Originally Posted by Astroz View Post
I have an old PC with

AMD K6 (300 Mhz?)
64MB SDRAM
nVidia Riva TNT 16MB
4.8GB HDD

And was looking for a linux distro that will

-Run well on it (Lag very little, if at all)
-Have a decent looking GUI (Something with color, like XP etc...I always hated the grey bars in WIn95 and Feather Linux)
-Be pretty easy to use...I'm not a console genius, but I do have ubuntu experience...

Wireless capabilitys would be a huge plus, but they aren't necessary...


Is there something out there that could do all of that for me?

Someone recommended me this, has anyone heard of this distro at all?
http://www.slackware.com/

Thanks and Rep+ for all that can help me in my quest to get this thing going again =)

-Astroz
LinuxMint.
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LinuxMint.
I'm looking into that now...it does look really nice and has all I need, though I can't seem to find some minimum requirements? You don't know where I could find them?

MAybe I'll just burn it and try it out =P

Thanks a bunch! Rep+!


EDIT: Looks like the minimum is 256MB RAM...bleh!

Still looking for a decent distro if anyone can help me...
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I am trying Ubuntu on a P III 933 mhz with 128 mb PC100, some 16 mb AGP card and a 9 gig HDD.
Not quite as slow as yours, but it seems to work pretty good so far. Nice interface, pretty easy to navigate so far, and not much space to install.

I have also heard good about Damn Small Linux.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
I am trying Ubuntu on a P III 933 mhz with 128 mb PC100, some 16 mb AGP card and a 9 gig HDD.
Not quite as slow as yours, but it seems to work pretty good so far. Nice interface, pretty easy to navigate so far, and not much space to install.

I have also heard good about Damn Small Linux.
Yea I already tried Ubuntu...I would've used that if it wasn't insanely slow...

I'm going to try slackware right now, and if that doesn't work DSL looks very nice, and I just started downloading it =D

Thanks! Rep+

Actually NVM Slackware, gonna use DSL!
Shackware needs 6 blank CDs...I only have 5 left XD
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Are you using PC100 memory? I have 2 sticks of 64mb if you need them.
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post #8 of 11
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Are you using PC100 memory? I have 2 sticks of 64mb if you need them.
To be honest with you, I don't know exactly what it is, simply that is it 65543 KBs and that it's SD RAM...

I don't need anything that you could use, so unless it's just sitting there, thanks for the offer =)
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Mint will not run well on that computer. I can only recommend small distros for that computer, such as DSL and puppy. Arch or Slackware or Gentoo or FreeBSD will work, too, but only as minimal installs (and they will be difficult to use compared to other distros).

Most mainstream distros have a minimum requirement of 256MB. Ubuntu does, and therefore so does Mint. Suse I think has 384 as the minimum requirement.

Note: I don't think DSL and Puppy are very good looking...
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Mint will not run well on that computer. I can only recommend small distros for that computer, such as DSL and puppy. Arch or Slackware or Gentoo or FreeBSD will work, too, but only as minimal installs (and they will be difficult to use compared to other distros).

Most mainstream distros have a minimum requirement of 256MB. Ubuntu does, and therefore so does Mint. Suse I think has 384 as the minimum requirement.

Note: I don't think DSL and Puppy are very good looking...
I actually got DSL up and running at a damn good speed (And it looks pretty good IMHO)

The ease of use is pretty much there as well....now to see if I can get wireless with it or not =|
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