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I have an old gateway 2000, pentium MMX, i think 32 mb ram, and 2 gig HD. I never really use it, because windows slows it up so much, but ...
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    Good linux distro for an old gateway


    I have an old gateway 2000, pentium MMX, i think 32 mb ram, and 2 gig HD. I never really use it, because windows slows it up so much, but i wanted to know if there was a good linux distro that could make this thing work better. I also use a D-Link air plus wireless card thingy, so one that supports that would be nice.

    Purpose:
    Browse the internet
    write documents
    listen to music

    thanks in advance

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    Try debian.
    It can be installed from the net, and its base install size is around 300Mb (without X of course)

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    There are lots of distros that could be used for that gateway: Slackware, Debian, Vector ... Check www.distrowatch.com to see which of them is best for your box.
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    VectorLinux is your answer they have many diffrent installations for diffrent degrees of "oldness". From your description it sounds like you will be able to run there latest and greatest quite well.

    http://www.vectorlinux.com/

    Compare there diffrent options there latest 5.0 SOHO is not yet in the comparison chart but you can find out about it from the main page.

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis...ion_table.html
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    yea

    thanks, but whenever i try to install any distro it says something failed...
    I think the cd-rom reader is like 8x and prob not able to read some of the files... because thats how it was on anothjer computer i was using...

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    try to install the distro from floppies
    here there are the floppies of debian woody:
    http://<br /> <a href="http://ftp.u....4/</a> <br />

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    aweasome

    ill try the floppies when i get home, which one do i use?

    the boot one? and do i need the other driver ones?

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