[SOLVED] best linux os for old computer
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 30, 2008
i got an ibm thinkpad t40 and i am thinking of messing around w/ it XD so which linux distro would be good its got 34gb, 256 mb ram, i forget which processor so which one is perfect i'm thinking bout dsl
Best Linux OS for Old Computer?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 8, 2010
I have tried using many different Linux Distributions but all of them are unstable on my computer. I am assuming that my hardware is too dated so I'm wondering what kind of distribution I should use based on my hardware. I have already tried LinuxMint, Ubuntu, and Mandriva but the computer goes into a partial freeze after one minute or so. I would really love some help.
Processor: Athlon 64 3400+ 2.4 GHz
-1600 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Chipset: SiS 760/964
-Motherboard Name: K8S-LA
-HP motherboard name: Salmon-GL6E
-Memory Installed: 512 MB (1 x 512)
-Maximum allowed: 2.0 GB (2 X 1 GB)
-Speed supported: PC3200 MB/sec
-Type: 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
-DIMM slots: Two
-Open DIMM slots: One
Hard drive: 200 GB; 7200 rpm
Best linux OS for a 6+ year old Laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 10, 2011
I was wondering which Linux OS would run best on an old computer of mine. It has 1 gb of ram, a 2 ghz amd (I think) Processor, and a decent enought graphics card to (barely) run Compiz's eye candy. I have Xubuntu on it right now, but it's just a little too slow for me. I want boot times of under 1 minute (which I pretty much get in Xubuntu) and a fairly fast response time. I was looking at Lubuntu, would that work for me?
Which Linux is best for REALLY old computer?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 14, 2010
Hello all, I have a '98 computer, and I'm wondering if there's ANY possibility of putting a form of Linux on it. It only has 64 mb of RAM so it can't do much. I was looking at Puppy Linux and SliTaz, would either of those work? If not, are there any other choices? Thanks in advance.
[SOLVED] Which Linux would be best for an old computer and a new Linux user?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 26, 2015
Can you look at my system specs and let me know which flavor of Linux you would recommend?
Power Supply: 550w
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
Clock Speeds: Max: 2300MHz 1: 1000MHz 2: 1000MHz
RAM: 2GB Capacity
Hard Drive: 160GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition audio
I would like something user-friendly (my younger sister (15yo) will be the primary user) that can run Steam.
At the moment I have antiX on it, but after days of messing around in the terminal the Steam client is still crashing. After uninstalling and reinstalling through the terminal, it won't connect to the Steam network. When I try the command [steam --reset] it says the bootstrap is missing.
I'm throwing in the towel. All I want is an OS that functions well on the computer and runs Steam so I can play games with my sister.
Thanks in advance to all answers.
Xubuntu or Ubuntu is best for very old computer??
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 8, 2011
Which is the best choice for an old system with low memory and slow chip. But it must be easy to use for very non tech users. Would Xubuntu be the best choice or something else?
I was afraid that Ubuntu might be too much for the chip set to handle but I am also afraid that Xubuntu might not be easy enough to use for non techs.
Best Linux OS To Use
location: linux.com - date: March 21, 2011
I have an old laptop with Win 95 OS on it. It has a Pentium 2 chip and somewhere around 196 RAM. I am passing it on to a friend to use strictly as an e-mail checker and document creator in locations with WiFi networks. The network card that has been suggested to use is a D-link which runs about $30. The card requires at least Win 2000 OS to run. It has been suggested to me that I go to a Linux OS instead and just use Google docs on G-mail to minimize the amount of memory that is being used for programs. Which Linux OS would work best to do this. I think my friend suggested either VectorLinux or PuppyLinux might work. Thnx for your help.
Best linux for old computers?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2010
What is the best linux for old computers? Of course, my computer is not that old (2005 with 512 MB of RAM), but I would like to know which would be the best?
best linux os for 500mhz 64mb pc
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 21, 2013
Hello all, absolute cherry here, so be kind to a rank 'newbie',,,I have an older pc I have had for yrs. Compaq presario 7360, which is 500mhz, 64mb ram ( will upgrade if all goes well ) 10gb hard drive. and it has a usb port for the flash stick to load it with.. Now for the questions, many I fear. The internet for this will be using a broadband cable. highest rating our provider has, suddenlink.. so which flavor linux?
I am so new to this stuff I dont have any clue in spite of the nice forums and youtube videos explaining "HOW TO LOAD' etc. I saw that Pinguy looked great, but was for better pcs than mine. I should add at this pt, this pc has 10 gb hard drive. All I want this pc for is for internet, email, and maybe possibly viewing shows on television fanatic and youtube. That is it. If the word processor works good for the os then I may use that too. I no longer have a working A drive on any of our computers besides this one. so no dice on using a floppy disk. The cd drives are c
What is the Best Linux OS for PS3
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 29, 2009
Does any one know which linux OS would be better to install on a PS3? Please explain why? I am wanting to use the PS3 as a Media Player from my media server. I would also hope I can get on the WEB with more flexablity. I can get there with PS3 now but I feel that it is limited on what can be done once there.
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