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Mandrake 7.2 is good for very old pc?

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Mandrake Linux 7.2 would be a good system for very old a personal computer ?

The computer is a Celeron 433 1GB HD 32 MB RAM, Onboard

 

 

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No, I wouldn't say so, especially not if it's going to be connected to the internet - there are no security updates for old releases any more. I'd say it would be a better idea to use one of the smaller modern distros; Damn Small Linux is very popular these days. It will have modern versions and security updates without being too heavy for the hardware.

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Damn Small Linux does not load (stop when it detects hardware).

Puppy Linux very is seemed the Windows 95.

 

This computer does not go to have access the InterNet, and it does not have important if it does not exist more updates.

 

The problems is RAM and HD, the recommended is 64 RAM and 4 GB HD ?

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how about e.g. beatrix (they haven't found any box yet where it doesn't run)? or try a customized mandrake install. strip it down as necessary during the package selection. skip e.g. kde and gnome and use lightweight solutions like icewm instead.

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The biggest problem here is HD. I use Mdk9.1 on a P150MMX laptop with 32MB ram and 2GB HD. I couldn't use a smaller HD!

CPU is no problem. I use Mdk10.0 on a PII350 (yours is better).

RAM is a little short, but it is enough if you use the appropriate applications (the smaller the better, in RAM usage); for the window manager, I found IceWM and Matchbox to be good solutions.

 

Yves.

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