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Hey everyone, I'm new here so sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I have an old Compaq Presario 5050 with 128mb of RAM, 7gb HD, and an ...
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    Distro for older hardware


    Hey everyone, I'm new here so sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place.

    I have an old Compaq Presario 5050 with 128mb of RAM, 7gb HD, and an Intel Celeron processor. Not sure of the speed, but I'm guessing its around 300mhz

    I need some help picking a distribution that will run decent on it, and be easy to use. I've already tried Damn Small Linux and did not like it at all, and attempted to use Fluxbuntu but keep having trouble with the install CDs.

    I guess I should add that this is for my brother who plays online games such as Runescape so I need to make sure it can support Java and whatever else.

    Any help is highly appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this poll:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2008-a.html

    Hopefully it will give you some idea for good options.
    oz

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    Thanks a lot

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    I think Arch Linux with IceWM is a good bet. I use it, and it rocks.
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