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ethan wrote:I have recently got my old PC working again. It's an old Socket 7, with 256mb of fairly slow RAM, and has a 10GB IDE HDD.
What I am requiring is a distro that will make the most out of these small amount of resources. Mainly for use on the Internet and other normal usage.
I am already considering DSL, but don't need something that small. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks for any help.
grimdestripador wrote:The linux mint gloria runs great on oldish hardware.
lagagnon wrote:grimdestripador wrote:The linux mint gloria runs great on oldish hardware.
I'm sorry but I disagree with that statement. I volunteer for a small charity that donates refurbished older computers to needy people. We have tried many distros on these older machines. We do not install any distro using KDE or Gnome, as this is not a pleasant experience for anyone, especially when the RAM available is <512MB (which it often is on older machines). Such distros are also very sluggish on processors less than about 1200MHz.
For oldish hardware I would recommend the xfce or fluxbox editions but definetely not any distro running KDE or Gnome.
ibm450 wrote:LM / Ubuntu runs sluggish to VERY sluggish on my compaq evo Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz with 2GB memory intel graphics, but have NO issues running on XP SP3
lagagnon wrote:ibm450 wrote:LM / Ubuntu runs sluggish to VERY sluggish on my compaq evo Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz with 2GB memory intel graphics, but have NO issues running on XP SP3
You have an entire thread already dedicated to your sluggishness, where many have attempted to help you. It is NOT normal that a machine of that speed and RAM is sluggish with Mint Gloria. You do have a systems problem somewhere, which obvously you have yet to sort out. Please re-enact that thread and give us more data to help you.
Gloria would never have been released as a final version if it had performed that poorly on such a computer, as the fault would have been reported long ago. You are attempting to taint Linux in general because your system is sluggish, which is an invalid argument.
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