what would be the best distro for my old pc?

August 26, 2010 at 00:32:42
Specs: Linux, 1.72mhz p4 / 750mb
here is what i have:
1.72mhz p4
750mb of pc133 sdram
nvidia 256mb agp video card
60gb ide hdd
dvd drive
cable modem

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#1
August 26, 2010 at 03:12:41
With those specs you can run any Linux you want. The best one is the one YOU like and the one that suits YOUR computer. You choose. You can try many on a LiveCD because they will not affect your system in any way, unless you choose to install. Look at http://www.livecdlist.com/

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#2
August 26, 2010 at 14:09:57
I recommend Mint:

http://linuxmint.com/


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#3
August 27, 2010 at 13:47:42
That isn't a bad computer. Many big name disto's would work. You may wish to consider ones that use light weight window managers. KDE and Gnome may end up being too big. See distrowatch.com for the top 50 and try them live if you can.

I have been liking slitaz for older systems. Puppy is a big favorite. Lighter versions of mint would be good. Versions made for netbooks should work except a few that need atom's.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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August 27, 2010 at 16:14:13
I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS currently installed on this machine but the graphics are very slow. Any idea as to how to correct this problem? PS I have not got a lot of knowledge about Linux.

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