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    Distro help, anyone


    I have installed fedora on at least 100 computers (including redhat 7.3 from ... wow iv been dooing this a wile) to the point i cant seam to strip anything enough (thats recent) to work fast on an old computer

    400Mhz
    64MB ram
    7ish gig HD
    16mb gc
    nic card

    all i need is a basic gui and thunderbird (LOVE IT, HATE EVOLUTION) like email, gaim, open office (or like), and any browser.

    i can install them myself i just need a distro that well be fast on thoese spects to start. i dont know anything but fedora and how to slap a knoppix cd in.

    thanks

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    mabe damn small linux or slackware, my friend runs a 64mhz p1 with slackware running a low level desktop like xfce for example but yea try and distro with xfce

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    debian sarge.................net install
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    Damn it is

    Thanks

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    You might want to try Yellowdog Linux. I heard it's very good for older, small computers. I haven't actually tried it, but I heard its a good solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougMills
    You might want to try Yellowdog Linux. I heard it's very good for older, small computers. I haven't actually tried it, but I heard its a good solution.
    I think Yellowdog is for PPC only. A RH clone for PPC IIRC.

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    IMHO it's not so critical which distro you use. KDE or GNOME will cause performance slowdown with any distro on machine like that. Install minimal configuration of desired distro with other window manager, WindowMaker for example, it's very resource saving.

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    On those specs, I'd go with Vector Standard (the new 5.1 just came out a little while ago). I'd also suggest abiword (for reading .doc files), openoffice will be a bit slow. Go with a light WM (Vector includes Xfce (my favourite), fluxbox, and I think IceWM as well). Also, in your place I would manually compile most of the programs. I'd just install the base sistem, a couple of WM's, thunderbird and firefox, then compile everything else (abiword, gaim, and possibly OOffice).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootFORlife
    mabe damn small linux or slackware, my friend runs a 64mhz p1 with slackware running a low level desktop like xfce for example but yea try and distro with xfce
    Don't reccommend Slackware unless you're sure they are ready to deal with an old fashioned UNIX based Linux distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopin1810
    Don't reccommend Slackware unless you're sure they are ready to deal with an old fashioned UNIX based Linux distribution.
    I disagree. Sure, it's more work than Fedora, but much much less than Gentoo. And it's got great built-in support, in my opinion: Whenever a decision is needed during install, there are notes giving pros and cons as well as something like: "if you don't know what that means, better choose x". I think for anyone who has done a couple of installs and spent a few months with Linux would do well with Slackware.
    /IMHO
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