Hay there ussr1943
I'm still sorta new to Linux but do you have broadband or dialup?, What would you like to do with Linux ? just surf and e-mail ? do you want a "windows" like desktop ? I used Knoppix 3.7 and 4.0 (both live cd's) on a 350k6 ,128mb ram with out much trouble .people use Ubuntu on about the same I think. increase it to 256mb mem. and you should be good to try most any of them.(live CD's) It does take some getting used to
(Linux that is) you might want to check out http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
for some general ideas, plus http://www.linuxinfo.dyndns.org/tell_me_a_...about_linux.htm https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Switching...ntu/FromWindows
also look here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/80994/good-linux-for-old-computer/
, bigger brains that mine there.
I'm running Linspire , it came preloaded on my new box. It works fairly well but I don't recomend buying it as "Freespire" looks like to be replacing it, apparently, (the Linspire forums have been moved to freespire, and there should be a Linspire 6.0 sooner or later) and Freespire will be hitting 2.0 this summer and will be (is) free.
If you're a simple man with simple needs ( like me ) DSL is pretty good and runs on just about anything, or even DSL-N (Damn Small Linux- Not) which uses Seamonkey instead of Firefox and has more "stuff".
the beauty of live cd's is that it doesn't need your Hdd to run and unless you save your personal settings they don't touch it.
Edited by no one, 26 March 2007 - 11:29 PM.
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