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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rcsteiner
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2005-07-12

Not all old computers are bad computers. I use PPro/200 machines at home, for example, which just barely qualifyi as pre-PII hardware (they're 686-class chips, but no MMX) and they all work fine. Win2k runs on that hardware just fine as long as you give it enough RAM, and I'm finding a number of Linux distros work relatively well.

I'd love to pick up a faster box or two, but even a small $100 purchase is something I need to budget for right now. If I knew of a source of free P3 hardware, I'd be taking advantage of it, but I don't. Consider yourself lucky. :-)

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