Recommend me a Linux Distro

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Sep 21, 2010
  1. KingdomBlade
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    Hmm... I've wanted to try Linux for quite some time but I can't decide which one to choose. I'll post the specs of my slightly old computer.

    Intel Pentium IV
    1.80/1.79 GHz Processor
    512 MB RAM
    Video Card: GeForce2 MX/MX 400, 64 MB Video RAM
    Windows XP SP2 Currently Installed

    So, what can you recommend for this computer? I guess Linux will probably breathe some life into this kinda old computer.
     
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    Well, your a bit lacking in memory so.... for best speed use any LXDE or XFCE based distro. I would recommend Lubuntu or Xubuntu, derivates of Ubuntu.
    If you want to sacrifice, go the full mile and just get Ubuntu. If your a true minimalist, use openbox-based distro (perhaps crunchbang!)
     
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    Not something using a recent Gnome/KDE, that's for sure.

    Perhaps a distro using XFCE, Fluxbox, or something else. I think Xubuntu/Fluxbuntu might be a little heavy for it, but it's worth a shot as it's got a lot of support.
     
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    Puppy Linux is a good choice. Its designed for low-end PCs and has a 126MB only liveCD. It runs completely in RAM, so it's pretty fast and you can bring it everywhere, since you can install it to a pendrive, or burn the .iso to a DVD (multisession) and it will save your session like tracks when you power off your PC.

    It's not so user friendly like Ubuntu, but you can try. It's also a lot customizable, and you can find many puplets (Puppy derivatives) with more or specific functions.

    Puppy Linux Official page
    Puppy Community page
    Puppy Forum

    The last releases (5.X.X) were built based off Ubuntu binary, so you can use .deb packages, or even Ubuntu repositories (there are tutorials at the forum).
     
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    TEENpup is also a puplet. It seems to be a good one but I'll stick to the original [​IMG]
     
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    Try Crunch Bang. I had it for sometime and it ran pretty well on my Dimension 2400

    Cruchbang Site

    Dimension Specs:
    2.4GHz Celeron
    1GB DDR RAM
    Intel GE828 integrated graphics
     

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