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Hi everyone, I have recently converted to Linux from Windows and this is my first post. I need help on deciding which distro to install on a thin client box ...
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    Help needed on deciding which distro to install


    Hi everyone, I have recently converted to Linux from Windows and this is my first post. I need help on deciding which distro to install on a thin client box i acquired from work.
    The thin client is a 10 ZiG RBT 617 and its spec is:
    Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Dual Thread
    RAM: 1GB
    Storage: 4GB SSD
    Ports: USB x 4, PS2, DVI port
    Networking: 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45

    I'm after the lowest system resource dependent distro given the spec of the Processor and RAM. I've looked at reviews and they suggest SliTaz 3 but still not sure.
    Any help would be much appreciated and many thanks

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    Hello and Welcome!
    Check here for a few options:
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    One such distro (new, but built from a very stable OS) is Thinstation.

    *This is advice from a guy who has never setup a thin-client.
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    Your one gig RAM opens up your choices beyond slitaz and puppy to include the like of peppermint, which will most likely meet your needs. It's 'buntu-based and functions surprisingly well with at least 768MB RAM. Give it a shot!

    Welcome!

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    I do not believe your hardware is too much of a hindrance. Your 1GB of RAM is more than I have, and my machine has been able to run every distro I have tried. I use Debian and it is fast and trouble-free. If you want to keep RAM usage to a minimum, just stay away from KDE and GNOME3 and you should be fine.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys, I'm liking the look of Peppermint so I'll give that a go

    Many thanks

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