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NT...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:11 pm
 
Hi


I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

thanks, NT
 
Bit Twister...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:36 pm
 
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:11:02 -0700 (PDT), NT wrote:
Quote:
Hi


I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

Wonder what a search engine like
http://groups.google.com/groups/search
can find

See results after I plugged in distro for old machine

http://groups.google.com/groups/search?safe=off&q=%22distro+for+old+machine%22&btnG=Search&sitesearch=
 
Eric Allen...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:18 pm
 
NT wrote:
Quote:
Hi


I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

thanks, NT

Ubuntu 9.10 is really good

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Eric
 
ray...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:09 pm
 
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:11:02 -0700, NT wrote:

Quote:
Hi


I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

thanks, NT

vector, puppy, damn small - maybe even Elive. There are several systems
designed for older equipment. I would NOT go with an old version. I also
would not even try anything with KDE or Gnome.
 
Jon Solberg...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:09 pm
 
On 2010-04-19, Bit Twister <BitTwister at (no spam) mouse-potato.com> wrote:
Quote:
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:11:02 -0700 (PDT), NT wrote:

I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

Wonder what a search engine like
http://groups.google.com/groups/search
can find [...]

Search engines? What will they come up with next?

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Jon Solberg (remove "nospam." from email address)
 
Dan C...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:28 pm
 
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:18:01 -0700, Eric Allen wrote:

Quote:
I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

Ubuntu 9.10 is really good

Did you read what he asked? Do you think Ubuntu will run well on a
machine with those specs? Do you think it will even install?

Get a clue before you throw out stupid advice.

Quote:
User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (Windows/20100228)

Ahhhh... well, that helps to explain things a little.


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Eric Allen...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:16 pm
 
Dan C wrote:
Quote:
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:18:01 -0700, Eric Allen wrote:

I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

Ubuntu 9.10 is really good

Did you read what he asked? Do you think Ubuntu will run well on a
machine with those specs? Do you think it will even install?

Get a clue before you throw out stupid advice.

User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (Windows/20100228)

Ahhhh... well, that helps to explain things a little.


I missed the 128, you don't need to be nasty, also, My Ubuntu machine is

down right now.

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Eric
 
Dan C...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:42 pm
 
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:16:22 -0700, Eric Allen wrote:

Quote:
Dan C wrote:
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:18:01 -0700, Eric Allen wrote:

I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

Ubuntu 9.10 is really good

Did you read what he asked? Do you think Ubuntu will run well on a
machine with those specs? Do you think it will even install?

Get a clue before you throw out stupid advice.

User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (Windows/20100228)

Ahhhh... well, that helps to explain things a little.


I missed the 128,

And the "433Mhz", and the "lightweight"...

Quote:
you don't need to be nasty,

Was I nasty?

Quote:
also, My Ubuntu machine is down right now.

Uh-huh. What's wrong with it?


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"Bother!" said Pooh, as he put Spanish Fly in Christopher Robin's drink.
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Eric Allen...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:06 pm
 
Quote:
also, My Ubuntu machine is down right now.

Uh-huh. What's wrong with it?



It won't recognize my internal modem
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Eric
 
J.O. Aho...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:29 pm
 
Eric Allen wrote:
Quote:
also, My Ubuntu machine is down right now.

Uh-huh. What's wrong with it?



It won't recognize my internal modem

I do suggest you get yourself an external modem, those works fine, as they
follow a standard while those "winmodems" are kind of having their own way to
communicate with the computer per card type. If you want to take the fight to
make it work (at lest try), visit: linmodems.org

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//Aho
 
Eric Allen...
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:45 pm
 
J.O. Aho wrote:
Quote:
Eric Allen wrote:
also, My Ubuntu machine is down right now.
Uh-huh. What's wrong with it?


It won't recognize my internal modem

I do suggest you get yourself an external modem, those works fine, as they
follow a standard while those "winmodems" are kind of having their own way to
communicate with the computer per card type. If you want to take the fight to
make it work (at lest try), visit: linmodems.org


Sounds like the easy step for me, since I'm new to Linux

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Eric
 
Whirled.Peas...
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:14 am
 
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:11:02 -0700, NT wrote:

Quote:
Hi


I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

thanks, NT

Two distros i like for older machines are:
slitaz: http://www.slitaz.org/en/
Antix: http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page

Both are fairly nimble on older hardware.



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ray...
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:42 am
 
On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:42:20 +0000, Dan C wrote:

Quote:
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:16:22 -0700, Eric Allen wrote:

Dan C wrote:
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:18:01 -0700, Eric Allen wrote:

I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so
am looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which
to choose, any suggestions?

Ubuntu 9.10 is really good

Did you read what he asked? Do you think Ubuntu will run well on a
machine with those specs? Do you think it will even install?

Get a clue before you throw out stupid advice.

User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (Windows/20100228)

Ahhhh... well, that helps to explain things a little.


I missed the 128,

And the "433Mhz", and the "lightweight"...

you don't need to be nasty,

Was I nasty?

Yeah, IMHO, more so than was necessary.

Quote:

also, My Ubuntu machine is down right now.

Uh-huh. What's wrong with it?

 
NT...
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:02 pm
 
On Apr 19, 5:14 pm, "Whirled.Peas" <p... at (no spam) earth.org> wrote:
Quote:
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:11:02 -0700, NT wrote:

Hi

I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

thanks, NT

Two distros i like for older machines are:
slitaz:http://www.slitaz.org/en/
Antix:http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page

Both are fairly nimble on older hardware.


Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. After a look round I'm trying
Antix, as it looks most like what I'm after. Going to give it a 512M
swapfile as the disk is rather small, and the distro light.

thanks everyone!


NT
 
sid...
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:22 pm
 
NT wrote:
Quote:
Hi


I want to set up a 433MHz 128M RAM machine for a computer newb, so am
looking for a lightweight user friendly linux. I've no idea which to
choose, any suggestions?

thanks, NT


Slitaz is lightweight and fast, USB Linux is similar,I have run both on
old machines from USB stick without any problems and both worked at a
good speed.


sid
 
 
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