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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 ...
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- 12-23-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
what linux is right for me
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
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
- 12-24-2008 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Welcome to the forums!
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- 12-27-2008 #3
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.
- 12-27-2008 #4