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Old 03-27-2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Good OS for these specs..

Well my friend just popped his computer on, said it "wouldnt load" so im like god that could be anything, well there isant an operating system on it.

Im not sure which OS to put on it, something that will run pretty well...pref. windows

Processor: Pentuim 3 600Mhz with speedstep
RAM: 256KB
30GB HDD

All the guy wants to do is browse internet, word process, all that little stuff....


Which do you recommend?
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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You mean 256mb memory, yes?
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Good OS for these specs..

you couls run xp fine, my laptop has those exact specs and it runs perfectly fine
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:39 PM   #4
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i would put Dumpster 3.0 on it
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Default Re: Good OS for these specs..

Yah.. Just throw XP on it but run bare mins on visual enhancements. Just to smooth it out otherwise put 2000 Pro.
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:44 PM   #6
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Damn Small Linux.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:13 PM   #7
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Default Re: Good OS for these specs..

Cant be linux..and throwing it away would not be an option, the guy is poor, and can barely afford to live, its the least I can do..

So you think XP would run ok?
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:15 PM   #8
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Cant be linux..and throwing it away would not be an option, the guy is poor, and can barely afford to live, its the least I can do..

So you think XP would run ok?
Are you kidding me? You said preferably windows...so I said Linux would be nice...and you say he is poor? And you want him to have a 100 dollar OS instead of a free one? Unless you plan to pirate it of course, which is stealing .
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No but if he already had all the discs from previous computers....
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i'd say windows 2000. windows XP will probably have more issues than 2000, plus u'll be using less resources on 2000 dispite the visual appearence
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:49 PM   #11
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Yeah, I thought this a first, I think I just needed a second opinion...

I might just put em on dual boot TBH...
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windows 98
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win 2000.
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win 2000 cause XP is gonna slow down that sistem big time
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:37 PM   #15
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Windows ME/2000 OS OR Suse 8.1

Or...Remember the Windows XP Lite? That'll do it!
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OR Suse 8.1
Why not SuSE 10.0 ? Not too mention most all Linux distros would fly on a system like that....especially Ubuntu and Damn Small Linux.
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Windows ME/2000
2000 yes, but installing ME on a clean partition is practically the same as injecting a new born baby with aids. It's just plain wrong.
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Default Re: Good OS for these specs..

ive heard that ME sucks, but what is exactly wrong with it?
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I used to have a PC with ME and it was the WORST OS i've ever used in my life. Barely anything was compatable with it (everything became a strand of error messages) and it was slow as hell. I installed XP Professional on the old system (12GB hard drive, 64MB RAM, 800Mhz AMD Duron) and XP was TONS faster than crappy ME.

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i see...

Mac OS X FTW!!!
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