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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Been there...
by Liquidator on Tue 12th Jul 2011 05:07 UTC
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2007-03-04

Pentium III, 256MB RAM laptop with Damn Small Linux. Runs fine. Problem is when you try to browse the web... No matter how lightweight your browser is (with GUI at least), it's unusable for me. Not to mention using Flash and playing around with YouTube video clips ;)

Too slow for WINE and MS Office. It's fine to use text editor or Abiword (which I have no use). For developers maybe? So far no use for my old computer, unfortunately.

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