Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:50 UTC
Linux I've described how to refurbish mature computers in several articles. The emphasis has been on machines in the four to ten year old range -- Pentium IV's, D's, M's, III's and Celerons. But what if you have a really old computer, like a Pentium II, I, or even a 486? Can you use it for anything worthwhile? A vintage distro named Damn Small Linux answers "yes." This article describes DSL and tells how to make 1990's computers useful again. Screenshots follow the article.
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Damn Small was Damn Good
by nathbeadle on Mon 11th Jul 2011 22:23 UTC
nathbeadle
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2006-08-08

I still keep a business-card sized CD of this with me for those Just-in-Case situations. I've used it many times to recover files off old PCs I've been dealt when they're too old to even boot of USB Thumbdrives.

I owe a bit to this little guy. Thanks for the article!

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