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  • Arch

    2 2.78%
  • Damn Small Linux (DSL)

    17 23.61%
  • Debian

    14 19.44%
  • Puppy

    12 16.67%
  • Slackware

    10 13.89%
  • Vector

    4 5.56%
  • Zenwalk

    4 5.56%
  • Other (please list below)

    9 12.50%
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don't know how old/week you mean but: dell 8100 pentium 3 256megs ram. I run xubuntu on it and it works flawlessly...ironicly/sadly it is at this point working out better ...
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    don't know how old/week you mean but: dell 8100 pentium 3 256megs ram. I run xubuntu on it and it works flawlessly...ironicly/sadly it is at this point working out better than my dell 4700 with 2gigs ram ubuntu 7.10. but i'm plugging away at it.

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    I have a pentium 1 laptop 166 mhz with < 96 megs of ram, 10 gig hard drive, and debian etch works just fine with x.

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    My vote went to Puppy. It is one of the easiest small distros to set up a old laptop with a Pentium 1 or 2, 64 mb ram, 2 gig hardrive, with a Wireless PCMCIA linux compatible Cardbus.

    Just be careful when using root is all.

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    I've just discovered a new distro that should work well on older systems, called Slax -- its only a 189MB ISO, KDE based, and can be run either as a live disk or loaded on your hard drive. Its pretty peppy for something so small...

    Cheers!
    the0wl

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    Did somebody say "old and weak"??

    I'm trying to figure out how to best get a desktop running on a 500 Mhz Celeron with 317 megs of RAM... Is there a good tutorial somewhere on disabling non-essential modules and whatnot?
    It's running Slacko 5.4 Puppy at present ( only thing I had on a CD - the machine has no DVD and only USB 1.0) ... but it's decidedly pokey with that ( as it is running winXP, which is what it came with)

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