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    What linux should I put on my old computer?


    I have a computer that is very old but still boots up (it actually doesn't even have an Operating System on it, long story) and I want to get a version of linux on it. Any way I want to get a version of Linux on it.

    Some Specs of My Computer:
    128 mb Ram
    60 gb harddrive
    Intel Pentium 4 processor

    I was looking at Damn Small Linux which I like except one thing which is watching Dvds and I haven't found out if you can rip cds onto your computer. (If you know please let me know here) So I want an OS that can play dvds and rip cds onto a computer. Along with of course all the basic function of a computer.

    So, what version or form of Linux should I put on this computer?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this poll for favorite distro for older/weaker computer hardware, as voted by our membership:

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

    It looks like the RAM count is your weakest link. If you could upgrade that just a bit, you should have lots of options available to you.

    Hope you have fun with Linux.
    oz

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    Hmm, possibly Vector Linux 5.9 Lite.



    Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
    but most of them pick themselves up
    and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

    Winston Churchill


    ... then the Unix-Gods created "man" ...

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