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Old 06-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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I have a second older computer and i wanted to know what linux i can use for it. i'm just using it for internet and playing music.

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Old 06-01-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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check out ubuntu
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yeah i checked it out.

i need 384mb of ram just to install it
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yeah i checked it out.

i need 384mb of ram just to install it
256 for the non live CD install, 384 is only required to boot the OS in a live enviroment off the CD.
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Would ubuntu really be the best linux for that computer?

I use ubuntu on my main computer (gave up on windows) and it uses 410mb of ram when i'm on my desktop
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I have a knoppix cd around somewhere. You can probably run that.
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There is also xubuntu. I installed it on my old laptop (similar specs) and it runs fine.
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I've run the live CD with less than 384MB of RAM... It was slow in booting up, but it did boot.
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Otherwise Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux will work great on that.
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I would suggest either xubuntu, or you could give pclinux a try. Both of these would run on your system.
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