Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by beyond_amusia, Oct 24, 2008.
My vote goes to Puppy Linux or DamnSmallLinux.
I put Damn Small Linux on there and it crawls while surfing... =/
I am no stranger to dumpster diving! xD I just scored a nice antique desk in my apartment complex's dumpster a couple weeks ago... Maybe a computer will show up in a dumpster i walk past.
Packard Bell = no way to OC...
I will look into it next... I just wish the damn PC cud boot off a CD. :shadedshu
It's really bad when your computer barely meets the minimum requirements for starcraft. I think you should spend 10 dollars on craigslist and grab anything. It'd probably do better than that.
I would go for one of these the first one would be more than enough for surfing the net if the screen isn't big enough just hook up an external monitor. i take it he already has one.
Puppy = low space + high function
Thats way out of her budget. I doubt she would go for that.
None of today's Linux distro's will run on graphical mode with that machine. Some might do text mode. I think even Windows 95 + Firefox will crawl.
Go dumpster diving, or ask around for any old PC's people might have: old by their standards might mean an old PIII, instead of that awful Pentium you're trying to use...
puppy's xvesa (diffrent GUI code, lighter on resources) might do it
Slax might work on that sorry old hardware:
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