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#1 uhhhnope1

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:55 PM

Hi all!
I have this old computer and its really slow when i boot windows xp. I've tried some different linux distros but i still slow. Anyone know a really light weight debian based system i could install to this?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:52 PM

BodhiLinux (The link is in my signature) is very lightweight. It's Ubuntu based (the lts version). It's highly configurable. It's an easy quick install, you get to choose what software you want. Software can be directly installed from their website or from Synaptic/Terminal if you so wish. I've been running it for about six months now and like it very much.

They have a good support forum as well :)

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#3 uhhhnope1

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

i was reading about that the other day actually. lol im gonna download it and try it out. Ill let you know how it goes

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:49 PM

still slow=( anything smaller that is debian based?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:54 AM

That's surprising. It will run on 128mb of RAM. I've installed it on a very underpowered computer and it was fine. PuppyLinux is probably your best bet imho, although I'm sure others on here will have other suggestions.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:59 AM

Why not give Tiny Core a try out? You can find out all about it HERE!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

ill try em. i think the hard drive is from the ms dos days lol simply bc its got 512mb ram a p4 at 2.6Ghz im not sure about the graphics card. the computer is a dell optiplex GX260 different hard drive tho. was givin to me with out a hdd




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