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Old 12-04-2006, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default looking for linux for a new machine I got (help please!)

I just got a new machine (see specs. below) and it's got really old hardware and most distros are too fancy to work with it. I was wondering if there are any distros that will work with it and are easy to install. I tried DSL (Damn Small Linux) and it wouldn't work, my monitor said that the input mode wasn't supported and I changed it to a better mode and it worked but it wouldn't install and frankly I couldn't even figure out how to install it and when it did install it didn't work so I said screw it and gave up.

All I'm looking for is something that will run on the specs. below and is easy to install:
4MB onboard video

Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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Try this:

Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD, 500GB 7200RPM SATA External HDD, DVD+-RW, DVD+-RW External, Mobile Intel Calistoga i945PM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GhZ, 2GB DDR2-667MhZ Dual Channel SDRAM, Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 GS 256MB Single-Pipe.
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: looking for linux for a new machine I got (help please!)

try featherweight linux (search on google) its free and great, although i had people telling me this was impossible, i had a laptop from the year 2000 with 64MB RAM and a 233MHZ processor pentium 2, i wanted xp but everyone said it was impossible, it worked, and it will on your laptop/pc too! BUUUTTTT VEEERRRYYY SLLLLLOOOWWWLLLYYY!!!
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:03 AM   #4
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Install GNU/Linux and be Free!
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