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  1. #1

    what linux is right for me

    this setup will be for my 11 year old younger brother

    I am looking for linux to put new life into my old dell gx50. so far i have tried puppy linux, ubuntu (i like puppy more, because its small and fast).
    my specs are the following
    RAM- 1 256mb stick
    1 128mb stick

    hdd will be a 4gb that will most likely become a 20GB. ( i have a 4GB ready but may aquire a 20GB)

    video- 1mb. ya i know, its integrated
    network- ethernet

    uses, surfing the web and transfering files from a psp to the hdd of the pc

    it would need to have low maintnnce and be fast for what is needed and i know puppy will do the job but is there anything else.

    i am looking into linux to but would never give up xp, so i would like to have a linux to boot from a usb for me. puppy will work fine but then again is there any other distro that can be botted from a usb that has 256mb of storage. (not a big usb.
    i know that if it is only 256mb but i am looking to have a distro that will take advantage of my 2.6 dual core amd cpu and my 3GB.

    thanks for any help

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    Oosterhout-NB, Netherlands
    Maybe DSL(Damn Small Linux) is something for you. I think it will also run on a stick of 256 MB. I'm not really experienced with small Linux distributions but I know DSL and Puppy, and Puppy works great for me, although I use Ubuntu alternate with something like Openbox or enlightenment on older systems.

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