Currently for me this is a learning experience, I'm curious. And I get to use a computer I bought back in late 2004. I can't believe it still works.
No reason why it shouldn't work, TBH. I currently triple-boot with 3 32-bit Puppies on an even older 2002/3 Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop. It's been pretty well overhauled & upgraded in recent years, but it's still doing what it's always done; being useful and productive.
I won't say I'd recommend it to just anyone; Puppy has its quirks, and does take a wee bit of getting used to, but.....it's always been targeted at ex-Windows users (since it's full of 'wizards' and 'tooltips' galore to guide you through everything), and the Forums:-
...are very 'user-friendly' and extremely helpful. No-one gets made to feel like a 'noob' for asking silly questions. It's also extremely fast, since the entire thing loads into, and runs in RAM.....and you've got plenty of RAM there for Puppy to run, & jump, & play in. I'd say it's definitely worth a look:-
The current, 32-bit version of 'Tahrpup' (6.05), is based on the binary code from the Ubuntu LTS release, 'Trusty Tahr' 14.04 LTS (which is supported until April 2019), and has access to the huge Ubuntu software repositories besides. Thoroughly recommended, and you should have no problems running it on your hardware..
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 01 July 2016 - 08:50 AM.
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