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I have an old Sony Vio model#PCG-9332 @ 600 Mhz and 128mb of memory. I got it for free and need some suggestions for a lightweight OS to run on it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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UBUNTU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the way... or ARCH, both are linux
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I have tried to install Ubuntu but when it does it runs so slow I think it stalls because it only has 128mb of ram, seems like it does not have enough memory to install it.
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post #5 of 8
Tiny core linux. Should be able to run in ram, never mind a harddrive.
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Ubuntu can run on a thumb drive iirc, I haven't used it in a while but i would assume you could try lowering visuals to possibly improve performance?

I run slimmed down xp on alot of lower power pcs as well. But none were ever below 1GHz
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I would suggest hitting craigslist or something and getting it up to 512 and then try ubuntu or xp if you have the funds.
    
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post #8 of 8
Ubuntu isn't really a light OS. Can be made light but not light out of the box. I believe the standard recommendation in this case would be Xubuntu. It's Ubuntu with a lighter desktop.
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