Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 14:51 UTC, submitted by michuk
Linux "Is Linux a good choice for your old PC? In this article I'm going to examine the main issues connected with using GNU/Linux on some very old hardware. I will also cover choosing a distro, a desktop and the key applications for such a configuration."
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by Al Dente on Thu 21st Sep 2006 16:53 UTC
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My fav small and efficient distro so far is Vector Linux. Does everything I need without a lot of bloat.

Also tried Gentoo. After a week of compiling and futzing with it there were still a few things that did not quite work right (and I've been a UNIX admin for 15 years so I'm pretty good at fixing things). I like the idea behind Gentoo (optimizing for the hardware you have) so I'll probably give it another spin soon.

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