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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Is DSL open to vulnerabilities?
by Dirge on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:21 UTC
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Is there any danger in running an old and what looks like unmaintained DSL?

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Elv13 Member since:

It's so old and niche that it is not targeted. Firefox 2 could be an easy attack vector, but beside that, I don't think. Security issues come and go. Some -are- there since decades, but it's more likely that they are only a few years old.

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