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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RE[4]: I love the challenge...
by helf on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I love the challenge..."
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Yeah, machines of that speed are plenty fast for people to use for basic computing needs if they cant afford anything more. My sister ran on a p1 233mmx (overclocked to 250mhz), 256mb pc100, 6gb hdd with windows XP (tweaked..) for about 6 months before she was able to get a newer computer. Ran great ;) She ran firefox, thunderbird, used a pci wifi card and used her neighbors dsl connection. Even streamed music via winamp in the background while using office 2000... ran great.

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