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GNU/Linux on old hardware

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michuk's picture
Joined: 2006-08-20


I just updated the article GNU/Linux on old hardware that I wrote some 2 years ago. I added new decent Linux distros suitable for older hardware:
- DeLi Linux (for really ancient machines, like 386)
- Zenwalk (for PII and higher)
Do you know any other distros worth mentioning in the article? Anyone of you have used STX or Puppy Linux, perhaps?
Please share your thoughts on this subject, so that I can add more information to the article.

Also, I'd like to add a new paragrah with tips for users of old hardware concerning getting bettwer performance with Linux. I already included a list of desktops and applications to use. Anything more?

free-zombie's picture
Joined: 2006-03-08
web browser: no, no and no

web browser: no, no and no to konqueror. I'm not sure about opera... I've heard of epiphany being used as a "lightweight firefox".
text editor: gvim isn't as light as one might think, but still good I suppose. Add Nedit to that.
multimedia: (possibly depending of your choice of client) xmms2.

michuk's picture
Joined: 2006-08-20
someone already wants to digg it :)

Thanks, free-zombie. I removed Konqueror and added Nedit.

BTW: I see that someone already tries digging the story (, but it's not ready yet! Sticking out tongue
Well, at least not as complete as I want it to be.

Any more suggestions?

michuk's picture
Joined: 2006-08-20
article finished

OK, I finished the article. Added some more programs, described the browsers a bit more thoroughly and also recommended 3 more distros: STX, Puppy and Wolvix. And added 3 screenshots as well Smiling
If you have any more suggestions, please post them here. I'm planning to maintain this article, cause it's part of the Choose OS section now.

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