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AntiX 7.2

Postby exploder on Sun May 18, 2008 12:32 pm

I just installed AntiX 7.2 on an old Dell PIII 933 with 256 MB of RAM. This is one of those problem machines that nothing seemed to run very well on. AntiX 7.2 was the exception! The system boots quick, only uses 30 MB of RAM at startup and is a fully functional system. If you have one of these old problem machines sitting around doing nothing you might want to try AntiX 7.2 on it.

I had tried the Mint Fluxbox CE and Fluxbuntu on this old Dell and the machine was slow and nearly unusable. The only thing I could find wrong with AntiX 7.2 was that residual config files were left on the final release. (Yes, I am a stickler about that!) All of the default applications worked and multimedia was set up for the most part. The documentation was good and available within the system.

I would highly recommend AntiX 7.2 to anyone needing an extremely light and fully functional OS for an older pc.
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby deadguy on Sun May 18, 2008 1:33 pm

good info here!
my brother has some older pc's

thanks Exploder :D
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby linuxviolin on Sun May 18, 2008 5:49 pm

You have also SliTaz. A very interesting distro... and now it has got a GTK+ package manager.

Read on SliTaz's mailing list:

Tazpkg has been updated to 2.1, the package [manager] provides now a graphical user interface, so you can install, remove, search or upgrade packages in a few clicks. After upgrade you will find a new entry in [the] "System Tools" menu. The main window will display the list of installed packages, just double-click on a packages line to get infos and actions. All feedback are really welcome.


"I *suppose* that the actual releases (1.0) are more like reference points; currently, running "cooking" (which is current"/"testing") is much more interesting that sticking with 1.0."

It is still young IMHO, and experimental, and funny, and interesting but it seems we will have a new winner in town sometime in the (near) future...

You can see e.g here for a review:

Now here it is SliTaz 1.0 from the LiveCD, with Firefox opened (3 tabs), an xterm, jwm + lxpanel; note that SliTaz starts by default lighttpd and php-cgi (8 processes): LiveCD with Firefox: 66-67 MB of RAM occupied

And:

As it's very simple to install it, here's the memory usage on the installed system, before starting any Firefox: 28 MB!


See SliTaz is getting much better (I guess) for a tiny little update... :)
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby exploder on Sun May 18, 2008 9:42 pm

I have AntiX set up pretty nice on the old Dell. AntiX takes a bit of work to customize but I guess that is the price for a system that uses so little memory. The documentation gave me most of the answers I needed and the forum gave me the rest. I changed AntiX to a nice blue theme, Slim background, wallpaper and a matching theme. This old clunker is now a nice, fast and very usable machine again!
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby badmotor 2 on Mon May 19, 2008 12:34 am

exploder wrote:I have AntiX set up pretty nice on the old Dell. AntiX takes a bit of work to customize but I guess that is the price for a system that uses so little memory. The documentation gave me most of the answers I needed and the forum gave me the rest. I changed AntiX to a nice blue theme, Slim background, wallpaper and a matching theme. This old clunker is now a nice, fast and very usable machine again!


Does anyone know what applications are available for this? I'm interested in saving old computers for people and would like to know what I can install on this. Had a look around the net, but there must be a fast way to find out.
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby yamawho on Mon May 19, 2008 10:26 am

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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby yamawho on Mon May 19, 2008 4:22 pm

Anyone have any luck accessing their network using this distro ?

Installed samba but ...
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby badmotor on Tue May 20, 2008 8:27 am

yamawho wrote:badmotor,

Link here ...

http://antix.mepis.com/index.php/Applic ... antiX-M7.2


Thankyou very much.
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby ukstar on Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:40 pm

An amazing distribution. I have tried to install nearly every other Linux distro on my niece's HP omnibook XE2 and they all failed. Strange thing is managed to install XP but it was real slow. Installed AntiX7.2, no problem, found wireless and now using Gnome, a fantastic distro.
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Re: AntiX 7.2

Postby eeezzzeee on Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:54 am

Well after reading this post I became curious about anti-x, gave it a shot in virtualbox. I must say it is an impressive little distro. Runs really fast, has synaptic for packages, will try it out on my old laptop once I find my cdrw. They only thing I have been able to do with it so far is to max the resolution with it in virtual box. I'm just getting the 800x600 default, I tried to use the display tool, but it didn't do anything for me, i tried to update xorg.conf, but it didn't seem to do anything. I probably just forgot to type something in somewhere, not a big deal though.
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