Help with Pentium III 900 Mhz [Solved] Would like Mint XFCE

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Help with Pentium III 900 Mhz [Solved] Would like Mint XFCE

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Hi ALL!!

I hope anyone can help me with this problem.
I have an OLD laptop that I want to try and revive. ( I actually want to give it to very poor guy who need to use OFFICE for his studies. He's very poor and is studying at uni here in South Africa, all his stuff got stolen last week.)
I was thinking of putting Mint 17.3 XFCE on it. BUT, it does not install from USB and does not read an External DVD-ROM. The internal CD-ROM works.
How do I strip it down to fit on a CD?
Should I look into another distro? Which one?
Will it even work taking into account the following:

MECER
PhoenixBIOS 4.0 verion 6(i think)
Pentium III 900 Mhz
SD-RAM 256MB
30 GB HHD
Network Cards x2
56k MODEM external plugin modem
CD-ROM
2 USB ports

Its an old Relic and makes for awesome decorative scenery but.. Hey... I can give this a go?

Regards
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Re: Help with Pentium III 900 Mhz Would like Mint XFCE

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maybe look at an O/S that was designed for those older systems:
antix.mepis.org
that will work quite well, with just that 256Mb of ram.
& it still fits on a CD :!:
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will that run a new(ish) version of LibreOffice or slightly older version that still reads Docs?
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Aah! Seems like antiX it is then! :D :D

It work like a charm on these {very} old Computers
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