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    Please recommend a distro for low spec comp.


    I have a computer that I want to set up for my girl friend. She has a very old box, Pentium II with 126 MB of RAM and 5 GB HD. I was looking at Damn Small Linux because I am comfortable with apt-get and and it can be installed onto the hard drive.

    My question is what is the flash support like in DSL and what are some other options out there for low spec computers? Having flash support or at least the ability to go around and download it and put it on is very important.

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    I haven't use Damn Small Linux for a long time but there are a lot of other distros available for old machines. Check this Poll.
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    If you don't find anything you like in the poll suggested above, you can look here for some other mini Linux options that might work for you:

    Mini Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I'll see if D.S.L. fits what I want it to do and if not I'll try Puppy because I've heard very good things about it. Thanks all.

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    Given what you're looking for, I would think Puppy is a good choice.

    For debian based systems, you might try Antix.

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    I used Puppy very often with old computer always with success.
    I think Puppy is also a very good distribution for beginners.
    It does nearly everything with me

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    I'm using KateOS which is based on Slackware. The hardware spec for it is pretty minimal. Not sure about flash.

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