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Re: Help, What linux distro?

  • Subject: Re: Help, What linux distro?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 05:07:33 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Roy Culley] on Tuesday 10 January 2006 02:03 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <1136855943.541566.204030@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> jsblack@xxxxxxxxx writes:
>> I have a dell inspiron 7000
>> p300
>> ram 98megs
>> HDD 4gigs
>> ...yeah, i know, it blows.
>> but i want to breathe new life into it with linux.  Which distro
>> should I start with? I have been a windows user all my life so I
>> have no idea where to start. Thats why i came here.
> Try this and let us know what it recommends:
> http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php?select_lang=true

I  believe that Damn Small Linux and Vector Linux are often the answer  to
such  questions, which have become very common. Many people wish to  bring
their  Windows  3.1, 95 or 98 machine back into life, maybe to be used  as
media player, an information appliance at the kitchen, or a server.

They have only recently come to discover that hardware has true value that
can  be exploited without heavy software and progressively bloating system

It would be interesting to see what the Chooser recommends. It might solve
these  "which Linux threads" threads once and for all. It would much  more
informative, too. A reliable list of traits and deficiencies, which can be
further explored at will.


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