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    What is the slowest computer anyone has installed slackware 10. I have an old laptop P2 233 64megs of ram. Is it worth it?
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    Im running gentoo on a PII @ 266 mhz and 374 megs of ram. It runs faster than on my amd k-6 @ 522. Isnt that strange? EXACT same setup....same harddrive... I use it for a server and a GUI (kahakai.)
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    Re: P2 233 64megs ram

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    What is the slowest computer anyone has installed slackware 10. I have an old laptop P2 233 64megs of ram. Is it worth it?
    Mike
    I have slack9 on a P100 with 16M of RAM. It crawls.

    64M of RAM is enough to install gentoo, therefore it is more than enough to install/run slack. You may even be able to run a lite gui (kahakai, flux) on it with the right tweaking.
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    Do you think it will be useable? I installed mandrake 72 on it and it was usable, but Red Hat 72 forget it. I notice on my girthy stuff slack runs faster than anything I have tried yet including XP. That is why I thought maybe I would be able to do something with my slow laptop. Just about ready for the scrap heap.

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    I've installed Slack10 on a friends machine recently. A P2(not sure of the clock) with 64MB ram. Lightning? Not hardly. Usable? Very. And that running Dropline Gnome.
    It's faster than I expected when runing FluxBox.
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    Re: P2 233 64megs ram

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    What is the slowest computer anyone has installed slackware 10. I have an old laptop P2 233 64megs of ram. Is it worth it?
    Mike
    It's a while ago I put Slackware , think it was 8, on an old Hewlett Packard laptop, which I had on loan 100Mhz and 64 Mb of ram.

    I tried several other distributions and all failed to install, stumped me at first, the answer was lack of ram. So if you want to install Linux on an old box I would suggest you try an older distribution rather than the latest ones. Horses for courses memory was the limiting factor.

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    I think I am going to try it. Thanks for the honest opinions I will let you all know how it turns out.
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    I use Slackware 10.0 with KDE on my PII 350 box with 160MB ram.
    It is easy to use. If you add some other ram like 128MB you can easily use it.
    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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    Ya unfortunately I am stuck with 64m ram. My laptop (DEL CPI) uses proprietery ram and now ram for it is so expensive it isn't worth upgrading. I just thought that it is sitting there being old; it would be fun to do something with it.

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    I use slackware 9.0 on my Pentium mmx 166 64 mb ram... no GUI but i dont need one...

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