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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:21 pm 
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noghiri_x wrote:
No, but the dependencies give me nightmares.

Your kernel source and headers, pcmcia-cs, wireless-tools, and gcc are nightmare material? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:36 pm 
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Jehannum wrote:
noghiri_x wrote:
No, but the dependencies give me nightmares.

Your kernel source and headers, pcmcia-cs, wireless-tools, and gcc are nightmare material? :roll:

My distro (the LXDE version of the latest Debian version) required huge stacks of dependencies, not for madwifi, but for wicd, because I am not going to use my terminal for wifi connections. I need the refinement.
I also have this thing called school, and another thing called a job that keep me from spending too much time on this, so I just grabbed Crunchbang!, which has all the drivers.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:10 am 
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noghiri_x wrote:
Jehannum wrote:
noghiri_x wrote:
No, but the dependencies give me nightmares.

Your kernel source and headers, pcmcia-cs, wireless-tools, and gcc are nightmare material? :roll:

My distro (the LXDE version of the latest Debian version) required huge stacks of dependencies, not for madwifi, but for wicd, because I am not going to use my terminal for wifi connections. I need the refinement.
I also have this thing called school, and another thing called a job that keep me from spending too much time on this, so I just grabbed Crunchbang!, which has all the drivers.

No need to get testy.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:35 am 
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Don't mind me, I'm just slightly bored.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:22 pm 
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noghiri_x wrote:
Don't mind me, I'm just slightly bored.


All the more reason to try a more advanced install and learn something new.

Ha!

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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Next on my list, after getting a new laptop.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:15 am 
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noghiri_x wrote:
Don't mind me, I'm just slightly bored.

I bet you're a heathen vim user, too. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:46 am 
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I actually don't need to work with VIM or EMACS yet. For programming, I just use N++ or the main Arduino IDE.
When I'm actually writing things, Abiword or MSword or Libreoffice do things just fine.
I figure, if it ain't broke (cringing at the grammar) don't fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Sorry to bump a month old thread, but basically I'm looking to just surf the Internet with the computer. Bootable is fine, for I could use a USB stick to store anything I wanted.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:00 pm 
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You could try DSL. On my netbook I had Lubuntu 11.10 I believe running on it. Was not too shabby at all, then I got persuaded into installing 7 on it... I might give Debian a try next.

BTW it would have been better if you just started a new thread instead of bringing this one back...
~ThE KiD~


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:51 pm 
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~ThE KiD~ wrote:
BTW it would have been better if you just started a new thread instead of bringing this one back...


...and you think it's acceptable for rezzing it after two and half months?

Pot this is kettle!


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 pm 
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furball146 wrote:
~ThE KiD~ wrote:
BTW it would have been better if you just started a new thread instead of bringing this one back...


...and you think it's acceptable for rezzing it after two and half months?

Pot this is kettle!



What, oh shit... I didn't mean to :/ I thought I read it being posted earlier today...


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:50 am 
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~ThE KiD~ wrote:
furball146 wrote:
~ThE KiD~ wrote:
BTW it would have been better if you just started a new thread instead of bringing this one back...


...and you think it's acceptable for rezzing it after two and half months?

Pot this is kettle!



What, oh shit... I didn't mean to :/ I thought I read it being posted earlier today...


~ThE KiD~

Thing to remember about this forum: It moves slowly. Anything over 5 replies started 2 or more days ago. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:15 pm 
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:lol:

I'm the primary mod for this section and, to be quite honest, I'd rather see a slightly older thread revived than have no discussions at all.

Note: I reserve the right to change my mind without notice, warning or reason. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:06 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Dude. I told you to check her ID ...


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:51 pm 
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logicmaster2003 wrote:
I got few more for you...

http://www.slitaz.org/en/

http://www.xpud.org/

i've tried them both in the past !


saw a review where slitaz was supposed to be really good, loaded it on an old p2 machine and it was perfectly usable for office, email and Internet.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux Distro for an older P3 computer?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:37 am 
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Slitaz ran very slowly on my machine.


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