[brlug-general] Old PCs
metanoid at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 22:08:43 CST 2006
I personally like Feather Linux (http://featherlinux.berlios.de/) a lot for
old PCs. Lots of Linux love there for a 128MB image. Haven't played much
with DSL (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/), but I've read lots of good
comments about it.
And yes, Linux will run on those specs. Just don't expect much in the way of
fancy graphics or having the capability to run large apps like GIMP or
If you don't need graphics, then regular ole Debian will be fine, or even
one of the BSDs can make for a powerful *NIX box. Ran OpenBSD on a 486 16MB
machine as a firewall/httpd/NAT box for a couple of years.
On 2/1/06, Will Hill <williamhill2 at cox.net> wrote:
> 16MB RAM is too low for Mepis without lots of package management on your
> You probably want to try DSL or Feather. Even Mepis needs a lower
> Window Manager to run heavier applications within 64MB RAM. DSL and
> have a nice selection of programs that balance features and resources.
> On Wednesday 01 February 2006 09:23 pm, Adam J. Hogan wrote:
> > I'd like to know what anyone would suggest for a Pentium MMX 166 with
> > 16MB RAM. I'm really not looking to do any upgrades. Can it be done?
> > My plan is to remove Win95 and give them to some of my students. John
> > Hebert posted something for a laptop with similar specs. I think Mepis
> > worked fine for him.
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