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Originally Posted by ozar I'm afraid this machine might be too minimal for just about any version of Linux. Nonsense! I built LFS on a 486! With the right bit ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    I'm afraid this machine might be too minimal for just about any version of Linux.
    Nonsense! I built LFS on a 486!
    With the right bit of tweaking and not expecting too much, that could be a great box for simple uses.
    I highly reccomend NOT using X on that system though.

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    There are a lot of lightweight Windows Managers available like fvwm, fluxbox etc. You should try one of those.
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    Thank you for all your help everyone. I have managed to get a version of Damn Small Linux running. It is quite slow and freezes when u try to open two things at once, but it is much better than the useless Windows 98 I had running.

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    I would suggest the server edition of DSL, and then putting wmii or openbox on it. LFS might also work. But it will take some time to set up. Also, you might want to upgrade your ram to something like 128mb. The upgrade will be cheap, but should get your ram to the point where you can install a linux with some real features in it.

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    Thankyou for reply Remix_Eyeballs but I'm afraid upgrade of ram to 128MB will not be possible. It will not be cheap, in fact it actually will be very expensive and I already have DSL running quite well on it. Also, I'm going to try to get slackware 9.1 to work on it.

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