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Which distro is best for an external modem ?


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#1 TonyToklas

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:57 PM

For a desktop PC with 4 GB RAM that accesses the web thru a slow dial-up connection.   I'm not interested

in gaming,peer-to-peer, music or movies. Just for reading online.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:12 PM

For as long as I have been following Linux. The distro that comes up most often related to dial-up use is Puppy.

Some of our more well versed Linux users can add their thoughts as well. I am not an expert or extremely well versed with Linux. Just my own research and helping others.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:05 PM

Hi Tony :welcome: to BC and the Linux section
 
With that much ram any distro would run on that PC, with you being on dial up 200 MiB updates would take many hours to download. However I still think this is a viable option, Unlike Windows Linux will tell you there are updates and ask you if you wish to install them, You can always run updates overnight if needed.
 
 

For as long as I have been following Linux. The distro that comes up most often related to dial-up use is Puppy.

Some of our more well versed Linux users can add their thoughts as well. I am not an expert or extremely well versed with Linux. Just my own research and helping others.

 
 
Puppy Linux would be ideal for this and there are hardly any updates, There are many ways to run Puppy but I wont get into that now if you decide to go with Puppy Al1000 and I will be happy to help you.

 

Something like BrowserLinux 501 is another option.
 
There are a few options, How do you want to run this as a Live CD, from USB, or installed to HDD?


Edited by NickAu, 18 November 2015 - 09:06 PM.





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