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I have aquired an old Dell Dimension 4100. Here are the specs:

860mhz intel P3
256mb pc133 ram
40gb hard drive
nvidia video card, not sure on the specifics.

I'm currently installing Ubuntu 8.04 on it, but was wondering if there would be a better distro of linux to try out on it. I was going to give ubuntu a whirl, then maybe try out suse, then fedora, ect. Any suggestions?
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xubuntu, normal ubuntu will bog on that system.
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Im In agreement with the above.

One of the more Mainstream *buntu Distro's would be a bit sluggish on a system such as that dell.

Xubuntu would be a fine choice for something such as that dell. XFCE isnt as resource hungry as say GNOME or KDE so you would be much better off.

I would also try Damn Small Linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/index.html)

I looked through most of its features. User friendly enough to get it running easy of a Live CD, and requires next to nothing in terms of system Resources.

heres a screeny

Edited by OrphanShadow - 5/22/08 at 2:40pm
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thanks for the input guys . may have to try the xubuntu; but ubuntu is running. Now got some reading to do on how to install programs, ect.
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well to try out xubuntu, you just open a terminal and type "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop" (apt-get is how one usually installs programs).

To fully uninstall gnome/kde (ubuntu/kubuntu), you can use the long ass commands found here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce
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