This is what I have:
5008US Compaq (5000 Series) Celeron 800MHz with 128KB Integrated L2 Pipeline Burst Cache, Up to 11MB Allocated as Video Memory, 40.0 GB Hard Drive. It now has something like 382 MB of Ram.
It seems that the 'best' version of Linux for it is OpenSuSE but it requires 512 MB ram, which would mean I buy another 256 stick, thereby just reaching the minimum (512 is all it can take).
Is there a 'lesser' version of Linux that will work without upgrading my Ram? Will I be missing out on some cool stuff if I don't install the needed ram and going to OpenSuSE?
So far it's not been easy to decide which distro to get. Is there that much difference? I suppose the prime reason for the switch is that I don't really trust using the internet with WinMe and upgrading it to XP would cost to much. And WinMe is terrible.
PS Just to confuse things more, I am limited to using NetZero dial-up.
Edited by brian2009, 07 October 2011 - 10:23 AM.