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hi, i'm new to linux and i'd like to try it. Which distribuition/version can i use on a computer with only 800 mb hdd and 32 mb ram? can i ...
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    hi, i'm new to linux and i'd like to try it.
    Which distribuition/version can i use on a computer with only 800 mb hdd and 32 mb ram?
    can i run a gui on it?

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    you can run any distribution on it, and yes you can run a gui. You will just be tight for space is all. I had KDE running on a 233 with 16 megs of ram. Well, not running, walking sounds more like it. But it worked. And I did this in just under 500 megs of space. Took some black magic with the rpm database wanting all sorts of unneccesary crap, but still.
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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    I'd suggest some older distribution, though, such as RedHat 7.1 or so, so that you don't get all the latest resource demanding applications.

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    I wouldn't suggest an older version. We installed RH 6.2 on an older server and had it rooted within the hour.
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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    Use gentoo, it will only be as bloated as you make it

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    I;am a 266mhz-G3-128mb ram-4gb Hardisk ibook owner, I'am new to Linux and I wish to try it. Can I install Linux on my Ibook?. What version should I install?

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    Although it is possible to install it on an iBook, I really wouldn't recommend it if you're new. If you really want to try, try yellowdog linux.

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