Alternative Install CD?

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Alternative Install CD?

Postby taime1 on Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:06 pm

I sure would like to see an alternative install cd like ubuntu has available, for older machines with less than 192 ram... i want to install mint to older systems but i havent been successful using the live cd because older systems cant handle it :(
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Postby Iain on Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:06 am

Mint probably is not the best choice for old hardware as it uses Gnome. How about Xubuntu, which uses XFCE? They have an install CD.
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Postby taime1 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:56 pm

ubuntu offers an alternative install cd... and it uses gnome.
and why would i want to use xubuntu? the reason i am on this forum, making THIS suggestion is because i happen to like linux mint.
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Postby Iain on Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:13 am

Good luck.
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Postby Caraibes on Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:40 pm

Actually, the closest to Mint for older hardware is not Ubuntu based ;)

I am talking about Vector Linux 5.8 Std Gold : ok, it is Slackware based, but it has all the goodies & the "dirty soft" that you might want... I have it on 3 slower PC's and it does a great job.

No offense to Clem & the Mint team, as I run Mint on my main box, but it was just my opinion, as I tried Xubuntu and it is much slower than Vector.

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Postby clem on Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:32 pm

None taken. I'm a big fan of Slackware. I learnt everything on it.

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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:45 pm

Iain wrote:Mint probably is not the best choice for old hardware as it uses Gnome. How about Xubuntu, which uses XFCE? They have an install CD.
If you want to stick with an Ubuntu base for older hardware, give this a spin

http://fluxbuntu.org/

I ran Fluxbox for about a year, then when Gnome v2.14 came out I used that through v2.16. But I've since went back to Fluxbox again, it's just too damn sweet. Highly customizable, very fast and sexy.

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