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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Another budget option ...
by JoeBuck on Thu 21st Sep 2006 17:10 UTC
JoeBuck
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2006-01-11

... if you have an old computer, adding some memory is a cheap and easy upgrade that can make a huge difference.

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RE: Another budget option ...
by rcsteiner on Thu 21st Sep 2006 20:59 in reply to "Another budget option ..."
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2005-07-12

True, but some older PCs use nonstandard RAM that might be harder to find, and a newer PC might actually be a less expensive upgrade route. 1GHz machines are around US$80-90 on eBay these days (usually w/o fancy video).

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RE: Another budget option ...
by Punktyras on Thu 21st Sep 2006 23:46 in reply to "Another budget option ..."
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2006-01-07

Fully agree about RAM. And playing a bit with hdparm makes wonders:)

www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2000/06/29/hdparm.html

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