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Hello. I'm uncertain whether I will be able to install a fully functional Linux distribution or not. I've previously install Linux Fedora Core 6 in my recently bought computer (roughly ...
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    Can I install Linux on my computer?


    Hello. I'm uncertain whether I will be able to install a fully functional Linux distribution or not. I've previously install Linux Fedora Core 6 in my recently bought computer (roughly half a year old); however, now I want to install Linux on my old computer, that's roughly 6 years old.

    Please, carefully observe my old computer's spec, and give me your opinion towards the subject--whether you think I will be able to install Linux or not; and if so, which distribution should I use?

    If you require more details of my computer, I will gladly response! Thanks.

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
    Compaq Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 1200MHz 1.2GHz, 512 MB of RAM
    ADMtek AN983 10/100 PCI Adapter
    SCSI/RAID Host Controller
    By the way, I have secondary hard drive of 200 GB named Maxtor, and I intend to completely remove Windows and have a full Linux installation in both drivers.

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    You shouldn't have any trouble with the latest distributions.
    Now if you had a 486-66 with a 500 meg hard drive, I'd worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcgreen View Post
    You shouldn't have any trouble with the latest distributions.
    Now if you had a 486-66 with a 500 meg hard drive, I'd worry.
    What do you mean by 486-66?

    Thanks for your opinion!

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    From an article back in 1993

    Intel's new Pentium processor will likely replace the 486 at the leading edge of the desktop PC market, when it finally reaches mass production. But in the meantime, Lightning Computers claims its new trade-in program allows users to send in any working 286 or 386 system and receive a "complete," American-made, Pentium-upgradable i486-66 megahertz (MHz) local-bus SVGA system with 170 megabyte (MB) drive, for only $1,395.
    Lightening offers complete 486-66 system for $1,395 - Lightening Computers Newsbytes News Network - Find Articles

    We've come a long way since then.

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    Which distribution would you recommend me? I'm really looking for the most install-friendly as possible for my computer.

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    Have a look at the link in my signature for lots of good information on getting started with Linux.

    Above all, have fun with the Linux experience...

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