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Linux for a slow PC

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Frederik S, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Frederik S Staff

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    Alright here is the deal I just got an old laptop here are some specs:
    IBM T21: P3 750MHz, 128MB RAM, 10GB HDD.

    My major problem is that many of the new distros of linux require atleast 256MB RAM to install. What I basically need is a linux distro that is easy to use like Ubuntu just for a very slow PC. I've been reading a lot about linux so I know the basics I'm just not a pro user.

    I really hope that you guys know a good alternative.

    Thanks!

    Best Regards
    Frederik Skovgaard
     
  2. Brutalfate New Member

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    I've got Ubuntu 6.10 on my T22 with similar specs to yours. It runs it like a champ. ;) Even with 10+ profiles. Haha.
     
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    Zalmann New Member

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    Linux isn't heavy on RAM as the various flavours of windows. You should be able to run it fine on 128MB, I ran it on my ancient NEC laptop with 64MB of ram, and it ran fine.
     
  4. Frederik S Staff

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    The problem is that you need 256MB RAM to install Ubuntu/openSUSE/Kubuntu. And since I don't have that I can't install them. That is why I need another distro that can install on this rather old system.
     
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    I had Kbuntu 6.1 on a 366 laptop with 64 megs of ram it took it a few to load but ran fine after boot
     
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    Yea but the newer distros of Kubuntu requires 256MB of RAM to install!!
     
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    I've found out that Ubuntu 6.10 is available with an alternative installation CD. But I can't find it anywhere on their site, can anyone help ?
     
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    please I'm desperate!
     
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    I recommend Vector linux.

    But the alt. versoin should be on their web site.
     
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    They mention the alternate CD on Ubuntu.com it just isn't on the site:S
     
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    Artic Foxin Dell New Member

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    What abut Puppy Linux?
     
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    I found the alternate install cd for Ubuntu after a searching for a while so that's what I'm going to install today if it's too slow I might go for either puppy linux or Vector linux.
     
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    Thanks for the help, much appreciated!
     
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    I was searching for my problem & came across your question. So registered to suggest distro for slow pc.

    Try DSL (awesome), Slax (Good) .
    distrowatch.com is your friend.
     
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    Puppy, but it`s low on features.
     
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    I agree with clinux. Damn Small Linux is perfect for low ram machines. Despite the fact that this thread is from 6 months ago. lol.
     

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