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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Probably not.
by Temcat on Thu 21st Sep 2006 20:24 UTC
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2005-10-18

I did tinker with different distros on a Celeron 266 with 128M RAM, but to me it really was only good for just that - tinkering. All the work and home needs were served by Win98, which IMHO is the thing you should install on old PCs. Yes, gotta have a firewal and an antivirus with it...

Now that I have a pretty modern PC I could fully switch to Ubuntu Linux for home needs, but for work it'll be WinXp for the foreseeable future.

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