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Hi guys, I've finally decided to move to Linux after years of fighting spyware and viruses. I'm inheriting an older box with either an AMD K6 or K6-2 which will ...
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    Hi guys,

    I've finally decided to move to Linux after years of fighting spyware and viruses.

    I'm inheriting an older box with either an AMD K6 or K6-2 which will give me anywhere from 266MHz to 600MHz to play with.

    I'll mainly be using the machine to do web design and possibly some Java programming.

    Which Distro and version would be suited to my machine?

    Cheers,
    Bailz.

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    Damn Small Linux (debian based)
    Zenwalk Linux (slackware based)

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    To quote the Fedora minimum requirements:
    Minimum: Pentium-class Fedora Core 4 is optimized for Pentium 4 CPUs, but also supports earlier CPUs (such as Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, and including AMD and VIA variants). <removed bumf>
    Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
    Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
    I think you might be able to get away with a bigger distro if you're towards the faster end of that bracket. And even a text-based one towards the lower end. RAM will be a big decider...

    That said, DSL will allow you to do more of what you want to do with the speed, as opposed to the distro having some sway.
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    Cheers guys. I'll leave it until I have my hands on the pc before I decide but I quite like the look of Zenwalk.

    I know that it has 28Mb of RAM - huge amount

    Will see what like when I get my hands on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailz
    I know that it has 28Mb of RAM - huge amount
    Heh, ignore my last post then. :P
    \"I am, after all,\" said Pooh, \"a bear of very little brain.\"
    MY PC: Athlon XP64 3000+ on a Asus K8V-X mobo w/1GB of non-descript RAM. AGP - GeForce 2 MX400. PCI - Creative Live! 5.1 soundcard. 140 GB and 120 GB SATA WD drives.

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