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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Whats old?
by ameasures on Thu 21st Sep 2006 18:08 UTC
ameasures
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2006-01-09

So far as desktop is concerned, old means that slew of old video cards which are not supported by recent X11 implementations.

Venerable cards like the ET4000 and the Trident 8900 and so on. There are few if any Linux distros offering drivers for these cards. Tell me PLEASE.

Interestingly OpenBSD does and I keep meaning to try it out on my 486 ... life has been sadly too short - so far.

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RE: Whats old?
by helf on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 14:16 in reply to "Whats old?"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Have you tried out deli linux? It *might* have drivers for those. Not sure though. The ET4000 was a decent card. I used to use it on a 486-66 before I got my first p66 machine.

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