Linux on and Old PC

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  1. joao_proscrito

    joao_proscrito Registered Member

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    Hi! I'm sick of Mr. Bill OS, and it's bugs, crashes, patches, registry errors, malvware, viruses, etc. I decided to try linux and guess what? I Love It!!

    My question is what distro do you recommend for a AMD 450, with 192 RAM and 5 gigs HD. This is my old pc, and I want to install Linux in the Hard-Drive, but I only been capable of running puppy linux on a CD. Can some help me installing in the Hard-Drive, or do you recommend another distro?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    Vector Linux (based on slackware) is nice and light with a good GUI if you don't like command line stuff.

    otherwise, you could try Xubuntu, but that might be too heavy.

    Of course, I always recommend Arch Linux, it is very fast, light, and minimal. I use it on a pc with 256 MB ram, 1.6 GHz processor, and it flies (boots up under 25 seconds). However, it definately is a bit more difficult and is command line orientated, but an excellent way to learn linux.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  3. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    Hi Joao.

    Here are some more small linux you may want to try out on a live cd .

    DSL or Damn Small Linux Click Here

    Feather Linux Feather Linux

    Xubuntu Xubuntu

    I'm a Complete noob in linux. I suggest you download the live cd's. Then make up your mind which you like best. There are probably more lite linux out there. These are the ones I can remember.

    I'm currently running a dual boot with windows me, and Xubuntu . I can't answer your other questions. I'm just don't have the knowledge yet. I'm also running only 192 mb of ramm. Xubuntu uses 80- 127mb while running. Your computer should be able to run any of these. Just download the live cd's and givem a try.
     
  4. Pedro

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    A bit OT, but add please what are, in your opinion, the best overall Linux distros, that carry the most functionality (programs, hardware "support" , security...), that is, without hardware constraint.
    TIA:thumb:
     
  5. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Is Kubuntu- Ubuntu upgraded, and Xubuntu- Ubuntu lightweight?
     
  6. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    -Most functionality and hardware support: the ones from big companies (SUSE, Mandriva, Red Hat, etc). Add Ubuntu. There are distros tweaked for every imaginable need: multimedia playback and/or creation, routing, performance, special hardware, etc.
    -Security: How you setup them ;)
    Ubuntu = GNOME
    Kubuntu = KDE
    Xubuntu = XFCE
    XFCE is the lightest GUI of the three.
     
  7. Meltdown

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    PCLinuxOS has great hardware recognition and multimedia support, and the live CD / installer comes with loads of programs. A new release is imminent.

    Linux Mint is also good for hardware recognition and multimedia. Less software on the live CD / installer, but as it's based on Ubuntu the repositories are vast.
     
  8. lodore

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    i like the mandriva one live cd.
    it works great for testing out linux.
    koppix linux is great for trying out linux as well.
    lodore
     
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