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Old 05-03-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Installing Windows 98 via on my Trusty Workhorse: RE Install tips?

My trusty workhorse is in my signature, but just in case, here are its specs:

Intel Pentium 4 1.8 Ghz

512mb DDR400 , and 256mb DDR216 Ram

40 Gb IED Hd

1.44mb 3.5" Floppy

CD Rom 8x

350Watt Power supply

Hard Disk was De-Fragged, then wipped clear on my desktop. No OS installed.

My OS choices are:

Windows 95 Plus

Windows 98

Windows NT4 Server

windows XP MCE

DOS 5.22 (floppy)

Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows 2000 ($30)

Which one should I choose?
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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May I be the first to say this...

Why the heck would you want to do that??? I'd recommend Windows 2000 but you don't have a license it seems. If you do go the Windows 98 route for whatever insane reason, make sure you get 98se.

Why not try Linux? Fedora and Debian are fairly nice.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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Well, if Lynuix is free, where do I get it?
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why not ubuntu it will run on there fairly well i have a old dell laptop with almost those same specs and it runs great u can get it from here to

http://www.ubuntu.com/

just download and burn to a iso and install
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DOS 5?! Ouch.

As said above, whack linux on it - it'll be far more useful that way. Ubuntu should be ok but if it is a bit sluggish give XUbuntu a try instead - it's designed to be more lightweight.
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why not ubuntu it will run on there fairly well i have a old dell laptop with almost those same specs and it runs great u can get it from here to

http://www.ubuntu.com/

just download and burn to a iso and install
Debian is more lightweight. Ubuntu is a bastardised version of Debian. XUbuntu isn't bad for an older system though.

Debian- http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...-i386-CD-1.iso
XUbuntu- http://www.xubuntu.org/getubuntu
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I like Ubuntu - it's the best Linux distro I've tried.
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I like Ubuntu - it's the best Linux distro I've tried.
What others have you tried?
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