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What would u put on this machine?

Post by jokersloose » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:03 pm

1.8 GHz
512 ram
20 gig harddrive (looking for a bigger one)

Want to put a program that says it needs 80mg free hard drive space 32 meg of ram and maybe 3 to 4 gig of mp3's. And possibility warzone 2100 and pysol for games.

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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by seeley » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:23 pm

Hi!
You need a distribution which does not need much resources (not KDE), I would try a live CD with Mint10 and if there are problems a live CD Mint9 LXDE.
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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by Carl » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:26 pm

I'd consider any Linux distrobutuon (with a bias towards mint) that has a lightweight desktop environment like LXDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, Openbox

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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by lauren » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:26 am

Hi!
Last year I tried some distributions on an old desktop computer like Mandriva, Fedora and Xubuntu (XFce, LXDE,...); after testing I installed Mandriva because it seamed to be the best one (MUD LXDE), but there could be problems with the support (the Mandriva Community was starting a new project, called Mageia).
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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by jokersloose » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:34 pm

Well donwloaded the LXDE of Mint 9 going to try it on there. Only real issues I"m going to have is no net connection on that machine and no way to get one LOL '

Always making things hard me is LOL

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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by jesica » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:21 am

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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by bobcollard » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:46 am

Try Bodhi with the Enlightenment desktop. It's a minimal Ubuntu based on 10.04 and you add your custom applications as you see fit. It is in the Alpha stage but from my experiences, fairly stable.
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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by Midnighter » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:06 pm

Please, I run the full version on my 1.5Ghz Acer laptop, and it runs fine. That is by no means "slow".
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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by bobpegram » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:23 pm

With only 32MB of RAM, I would use Damn Small Linux. I had it on an old laptop with 64MB of RAM and I was running Firefox and had 32MB that wasn't being used.

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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by lmintnewb » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:52 pm

A cup of coffee.

Sounds like it'd make a better coaster than a computer, lol. I'm just messing around. In a silly mood all of a sudden. :D

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Re: What would u put on this machine?

Post by AlbertP » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:23 am

The 32MB is the requirement of a program, not the computer's RAM, that is 512.
I would not install KDE on this machine, the other Mint flavours will run fine on it though Gnome 64-bit may have a little lack of RAM when running heavy programs.
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