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where can i find old distros' downloads (etc iso's, floppys) i tried google and it found nothing that was relevant to finding any iso's or floppy disks (ie slackware). there ...
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    where do i find old distros (slackware 5, red hat 6 etc.)??


    where can i find old distros' downloads (etc iso's, floppys)

    i tried google and it found nothing that was relevant to finding any iso's or floppy disks (ie slackware).

    there must be some place on the globe where i can find old distros.


    thanks
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    www.linuxiso.org has some older distros

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    thanks for the link... it has some old distros

    but what i really want (which i didnt put i the first post) is a slackware version <something> on floppy disks (not too many though).

    how would i go about it?

    or maybe an alternative with 486 hardware support, and commands like:
    Code:
    cp
    mount
    vi or vim
    dd
    etc...

    i really like the aspect of breathing life into a 486 (with little ram eg. 4-8mb).
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    the have all of them here
    http://zuul.slackware.biz/versions/
    here they have 3.3 - 9.1 if ^^^ doesnt work
    http://www.abnormalpenguin.com/slack...irrors-old.php

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    Also on the slackware site, ftp.slackware.com I believe they have all the versions.

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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    thanks a lot for all the links!

    another question: what could make use of an old 486?



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    If it has a network connection: server

    If you are a programmer, you can test for compatibility with old hardware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    another question: what could make use of an old 486?
    Oh! Install DOS and play Gorillas (or install Linux and a Linux equivalent of Gorillas). That would be your best choice .

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    dsl or win3.11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Game master pro
    dsl or win3.11
    ive already got win 3.1, and some alternative to it would be good.
    i like the idea of running dsl on it.

    would it run fluxbox? only just maybe? or would i have to use something even more lightweight. (really unthinkable).
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