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#1 axp

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 02:01 AM

Whats the best Linux distro for a pentium 100 with 1gig hard drive whitch uses X windows? Doesnt have to be that pretty or anything. Just has to fit on a 1gig drive and run reasonable.

#2 Neus

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 02:41 AM

it would help if we knew what you would like to do with your system.. such as c++ programing, web server kinda junk, gaming system, etc

#3 Dapper Dan

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 03:04 AM

I recommend Mandrake without Gnome or KDE. Try it with IceWM, a a smaller and faster DE with far less bloat. Mdk seems to be more reasonable about how little it allows you to install than some of the other disros. I just did a bare minimum install of Mdk 10 on my old pentium 2, 6 gig, 64 mb box as a work station and so far, everything seems to be running perfectly.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 03:32 AM

I think i may be using it as a firewall (when i learn how to do that) But at the moment, i just was to play around with Linux on a machine that isnt very important to me.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 04:48 AM

If you're wanting to just play around with it right now, I would check out the live cd distros. That is, a complete Linux operating system that runs from the cd. Your old machine may not have enough ram to run them though. If you have a newer machine with a reasonable amount of ram, try them out.

http://www.distrowat...php?resource=cd

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 10:08 PM

I got a lower level redaht running on my 166

go under 7.3 and you should be fine very user friendly




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