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 Cutterman on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 05:07 UTC
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One of my boxes is a P3/800 with 512MB and 128MB nvidia card - another is a Sempron 2600+ with 2GB and a 6600GT - same install on both.

Though the Sempron is quicker, for ordinary tooling around there isn't that much difference.

So yer high end distros do fine on older (but not geriatric) hardware.

Puppy Linux on a PII/233 with 128MB really flies! An amazing little distro.

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