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need suggestions for a small linux

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by KieranD, Dec 23, 2007.

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    going to use my old old rig again its got a radeon 9600pro in it,a 1100mhz AMD Duron and 300 odd mb of ram oh and a 80gb hard drive

    any susggestions on a linux distro would like a very small one but theres so many out there, i think i ran xp on that rig fine no slowdown but i would like to try a small linux
     
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    dsl, damn small linux
    you can fold with it
     
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    Puppy Linux or Xubuntu both are very good.(puppy is just a 90mb download but still feature rich).
     
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    Ubuntu will run just fine (when installed). Don't run it off the live CD, it could be quite a put off.
     
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    Xubuntu's lighter on system resources due to XCFE desktop.
     
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    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I did not deny that.
     
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    Just saying:toast:
    Xubuntu looks just like Ubuntu(check for screen shots, I even did a review)
    *offtopic*
    Where do you get your h/w frm. I am also from Hyd can't find the HD series here.
     
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    Import it from Singapore. My cousin's very high-up into the mgmt of Neoteric Informatique. That's near Paradise circle, next to Big Apple computers. They however transferred him to Kolkata. Now I bank on my brother-in-law who lives in NY to do that.

    You can get HD2000 series cards from a mall in Park Lane
     
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    I know CTC but the vendor said he didn't have it.
     
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    My vote goes to Damn Small Linux as well. The download is 48.2MB.
     
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    DSL lol i remember that when looking for linux for my nintendo ds lol

    coz it says this is not damn smal linux DSL this is dslinux

    anyway will try that i have to get all the parts tho for my pc i might post how i go in the build section


    tbh i dont like ubuntu yes it felt easy the first time i used it but it got annoying after a while want to try a few linux to see if its just ubuntu i didnt like or if it was linux

    really need a small linux tho for my old rig as it wont run much and xp will be too much for it
    DSL looks very old i might try xubuntu first then try DSL off a USB stick
     
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    is it possible someone might run me through gettign DSl to work via a usb stick as i have no idea about where to start?
     

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