[oclug] Uses for older computers
woogie at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 23:10:32 EDT 2007
VectorLinux, VectorLinux, VectorLinux. Simply the best old-hardware
distro I've ever come across - even appealing as an everyday use
distro (if you're into Slackware). I'd check it out if I were you.
On 10/13/07, Andy Civil <andycivil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Without wishing to start another distro war, I'm looking for suggestions
> for some old computers I have in the 200 - 400 MHz range. Bear in mind
> that I'm only a novice to medium Linux user (I never did manage to get
> sound working before ALSA came along...). These computers are really too
> slow to run Win98/Firefox because the flash and adobe plugins make it
> grind to a halt. I'm hoping that by upgrading to Linux, I can get some
> use out of them for someone. Here are two ideas I have:
> 1. Completely basic games computer; sound would be nice, some kind of
> Window system (Gnome/KDE) that came with games like tetris, solitaire.
> No connectivity.
> 2. Internet access computer; would require modem support (if you can
> afford broadband you're not going to use it with an old computer) and
> hopefully sound. Would need to be able to run Firefox and Thunderbird.
> I'm already thinking Xubuntu, but even that needs 1.5Gb disk, and 64Mb
> RAM (128 strongly recommended). I'm sure Win98 didn't need that much :-)
> Thanks for any suggestions
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