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> Older Linux Os, for Slower hardware
post Oct 3 2004, 07:44 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have a Gateway 2000 with a PII, 233 Mhz and 64MB of ram. I have Nvidia Riva 128 video card with 4MB of video memory. I'm currently running rh9, which I love, but it is just too slow. Can anyone suggest an older distribution that might run at a decent speed? I'm pretty comfortable with linux now, so I'm not afraid of a more technical distribution.
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post Oct 6 2004, 12:54 PM
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Its GNU/

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Red Hat 7.3 would be good. Or read this thread, we ratteled off about every small linux distro there is.

Can I run Linux on This Computer?

--Jim Lester

Distro: Gentoo
System: AMD Athlon 3000+ XP 2.166 GHz
NVIDIA nForce2 IGP Chipset
NVIDIA nForce2 Dual Head 64 MB Graphics

Server Distro: CentOS
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post Oct 6 2004, 03:20 PM
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64 MB isn't really enough memory these days and the min RAM for running a GUI is 128MB. I would try Slackware and maybe a lighter window manager like fluxbox instead of KDE or Gnome. You might want to try using fluxbox plus only running necessary processes with RH to see if it speeds things up.
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