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Hey, i was wondering, what would the best linux be to put on my old system, here are the specs.
PIII 600mhz processor
162mb of SDram
6.5 gb hard drive
4mb RAGE!! 128 grafix
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128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
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G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
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post #2 of 12
I would put on Slackware, and run XFCE or Fluxbox as a desktop manager.

If you don't think you are ready for Slackware (it is intimidating), then you could always go to something like Ubuntu (personal favorite). I would recommend not using a .rpm based system (SuSE, Fedora, etc.), I have had nothing but problems with them.

Slackware is 'harder' per se. Ubuntu and other Debian based distros are easy, easy to upgrade, and install new programs (sudo apt-get install programx).
Slackware is the most "refined", and you would get a little better performance out of it. If you think you can handle Slackware then go for it. Otherwise I would say Ubuntu.

For the desktop manager on either, do not use KDE or GNOME, they are too bloated for that system. [URL="http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/"]Fluxbox[/URL or [URL="http://www.xfce.org/"]XFCE[/URLare nice, light desktop managers.

If you go with Ubuntu or an other Debian based system, you can get fluxbox or xfce 4 by going into synaptic and searching for either of the two. Or in the console, "sudo apt-get install xfce", or "sudo apt-get install fluxbox", or whatever package you want to install.

If you need more help just ask.

Good Luck!
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post #3 of 12
3 thumbs up for ubuntu linux
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241
3 thumbs up for ubuntu linux
Yes, Ubuntu is great, and will work wonderfully. It is my personal favorite. But, if he wants to "squeeze performance", Slackware would be a little faster.

If you have never used linux before definitely go with Ubuntu.
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E4400 P35 DS3R 8800GTS 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
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1x SATA 80GB, 160GB Hitachi - 1x 120GB Samsung IDE DVDRW Fedora 7 and Windows XP ViewSonic VX922 2ms 19in 
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1x SATA 80GB, 160GB Hitachi - 1x 120GB Samsung IDE DVDRW Fedora 7 and Windows XP ViewSonic VX922 2ms 19in 
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post #5 of 12
Ubuntu is a great choice. Easy to get, easy to install, it has most drivers.
I've had good luck with later versions of Redhat too.
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WD 2x250GB Raid0 and 1 500Gb Samsung DVD RAM, lightscribe XP Pro SP3, Vista Home Premium SP1 Hanns G 22 LCD, Gateway 15 LCD 
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post #6 of 12
You could run SuSE 10 with blackbox quite comfortably on that. Hell, you could run ubuntu - sorta.
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post #7 of 12
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Do you think the drivers for my wireless connection would be there? I have a "Linksys Wireless-G USB network adapter".
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XPS L702X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
Case
XPS L702X 
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XPS L702X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
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BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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post #8 of 12
Download the Live CD and you will see if it works out of the box. Otherwise you would need to jump some hoops. But I am pretty sure that Ubuntu would support that. To make sure though, download the live cd.
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1x SATA 80GB, 160GB Hitachi - 1x 120GB Samsung IDE DVDRW Fedora 7 and Windows XP ViewSonic VX922 2ms 19in 
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
What are the minimum specs for ubuntu.
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i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
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BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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XPS L702X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
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BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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post #10 of 12
You can try it and see if Ubuntu loads it up.
You don't have to install Ubuntu to try it. As Rippon said Use the "Live CD" and run it from there.
See how it works.

What you could do is to try to find the driver first. Linksys does not give the best Linux support. You can start searching for a linux driver through google. Someone may of wrote one. It's worth a try.

At worst you will find out which WiFi adapters are supported under linux.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tylerand
Do you think the drivers for my wireless connection would be there? I have a "Linksys Wireless-G USB network adapter".
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WD 2x250GB Raid0 and 1 500Gb Samsung DVD RAM, lightscribe XP Pro SP3, Vista Home Premium SP1 Hanns G 22 LCD, Gateway 15 LCD 
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Logitech PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Jr Logitech 
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Belkin 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core2 Quad Q6600 @3.2Ghz Asus PK5 Deluxe WiFi Gigabyte Silencer 7600GT Geil 2 x1GB 1066 PC8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2x250GB Raid0 and 1 500Gb Samsung DVD RAM, lightscribe XP Pro SP3, Vista Home Premium SP1 Hanns G 22 LCD, Gateway 15 LCD 
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