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ok, i have a old computer heres the specs: pentium pro (sry that was wrong) 64 or 32 mb ram gfx? hd about 2 gigs i need a suggestion what ...
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    suggestions wanted


    ok, i have a old computer heres the specs:

    pentium pro (sry that was wrong)
    64 or 32 mb ram
    gfx?
    hd about 2 gigs

    i need a suggestion what i should do with it (what distro?), id like to use it for a vent server that wont be getting many connects...

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    Slackware without a window manager or desktop environment (so no KDE, Gnome, Xfce, ... whatever). Then you make a chance to install it. And what the hack is a Pentium premium? A Pentium I? Don't know if the distro will install though.
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    intel pentium pro****

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_Pro

    edit: it was really the first "high end" intel chip

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    Slackware (or one of its derivatives, like Zenwalk or Vector) would be a good choice. I am more worried about the RAM than the processor, though. You will definitely not want a "big" window manager, so something like fluxbox or blackbox would be a good choice.

    You could even try something like Damn Small Linux (only 50 megs)...
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    i have dsl on it right now its running it prety good...

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    Debian, of course...

    My always preferred GNU/Linux Distro...

    You can install the Debian woody without XFree86 and it's relatively easy to configure...
    or you can try Debian Potato, but I've never used it, and I think it's too old...
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    Re: suggestions wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic
    i need a suggestion what i should do with it (what distro?), id like to use it for a vent server that wont be getting many connects...
    Recylce it

    But I think freebsd runs the lightest.

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