Good distro for older computer

boredguyatcomp

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Haven't been on here in a long time...

My question is, what is a good distro for an older computer? the computer im wanting to install on has a Pentium II at 336MHz, 64 MB of ram, and 12 gig hard drive.

Thanks!
 
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i just installed suse 10.1 on a pentium II 350 with 64 mb/8 gb. didn't run too quickly, but was usable.
 

ameoba

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Your biggest problem is going to be that 64MB of RAM - if you're running an GUI applications, you're not going to be able to really multitask all that well.
 

badz24

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im running vector linux that same setup. Its fast enough to get online and do your thing.
 

arcturus

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Was also going to suggest Zenwalk but their site says 128mb minimum RAM.
 

Kaos

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Zenwalk is forked off of slackware or arch..cant remember which, but I would say either arch/slack with fluxbox as a window manager would work very well on older machines, maybe even xfce or fvwm or something like that.

The install is a little more involved than most linux's out there now, but you get a nice minimal system that way.

If you need something a little more straight up puppy or DSL should do the trick just fine.

I use DSL in a VM at work all the time, until I got cygwin running an x server.
 

Lestang

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Zenwalk comes with Xfce as the default. The install is nice and simple. The ISO is 413 megs. its a nice compact install that is very fast. he now has 160 meg of ram in computer in update post.
 

Dangman

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I'm going to recommend Damn Small Linux and Xubuntu.
 
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