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    what is fluxbox anyway?

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    It's a lightweight window manager. There are a lot of window managers for *nix and *bsd environments...fluxbox and blackbox (which are very similar) are two of the most lightweight ones. You might even be able to run icewm on that machine, but it's been a while since I've played with hardware that old, so I'm not sure.
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    I know but I'm still debating on which to use.

    I don't know what the requirements are for each fully. I thought mandrake 7.0 because its, well old and then I'm looking at Freebsd and now I don't know.

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    You could also give VectorLinux a shot. It's supposed to be good on older machines (although you will want to use its alternate desktop...the default is kde).
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    Yeah but I already wasted enough money on cds. I can't download and copy because i'm on my parents computer and its running off a live cd and I don't have a cdrom drive to put in it. I have the freebsd 5.3 and mandrake 7.0 cds.

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    Richard_The_Lionhearted, go for freebsd, it is much newer, and has a great ports system.
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    So why not try them both and see which you like?

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    I would but then I have to partion. And I hate partioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_The_Lionhearted
    I would but then I have to partion. And I hate partioning.
    It isn't that hard. Besides, why can't you try one and then reinstall with the other? That way, there's no need to partition.

    I would go with FreeBSD

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    I bet you would. I guess I'll try Freebsd first.

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