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Old 08-16-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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We built a computer out of 2 scrap computers, and need an OS to put on it. We were thinking linux, which would be the best distribution to use?
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How fast are they?
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Its got a Pentium 4 from a dell 4400, 40gb HDD, 256mb of ram(I think), thats bout it.
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Try Xubuntu or Ubuntu.

Both are great Linux distributions.
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Xubuntu would probably be the better choice, because I think 256 is the minimum requirement for Ubuntu, but it could run. Try Ubuntu first, it is a great OS and has great features, should also be fully compatible with that rig (given it has enough RAM).

If all else fails, go with Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux. Those will work on something with a 766 MHz processor and only 64mb of RAM, but aren't packed with as many features as Ubuntu. Of course, they are only 50 to 100 megabytes in size.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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You could always order a free disk.

https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

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Get Ubuntu. It works just fine on my cheapo laptop. I also tried Xubuntu, which there wasn't much of a performance difference between the 2.
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