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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    Some suggestions for the non-Linux category.
    AROS
    DexOS
    MenuetOS (it's mentioned, but it deserves its own entry)
    Visopsys
    Yes they're small but I'm taking into account functionality aswell. I'm gonna need some persuading on the usefulness of these to your average (beginner?) user.

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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    DexOS is definitely a light OS, like MenuetOS, for old computers.
    AROS doesn't count since it's for research/VM. Visopsys is nice I suppose, but is more than matched by other Linux distributions.
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    Re: MiniLinux

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    In the mean time, if you want, may I humbly suggest a GTK1.2 remix of Ubuntu? If you're working on machines that old, it might do the trick, and you can still use your .deb stockpile.

    And if it does work, post a note to let me know how it went.
    How would that compare to PUD?

    Can I use this off a hard drive, or only as a live CD?
    Last edited by RealG187; October 7th, 2008 at 05:14 AM.

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    Re: MiniLinux

    Quote Originally Posted by RealG187 View Post
    How would that compare to PUD?

    Can I use this off a hard drive, or only as a live CD?
    It's a lot lighter than PUD.
    You can really only use it as a liveCD until K.Mandla gets the installer working.
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    Re: MiniLinux

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    You can really only use it as a liveCD until K.Mandla gets the installer working.
    $#&@ ubiquity!!
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    Re: MiniLinux

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    $#&@ ubiquity!!
    Agreed. When I work out a solution I'll have to put it in Icebuntu immediately.
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    Re: MiniLinux

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    It can be faster, it's just that on a Pentium, just about everything is going to run slow. Except maybe FreeDOS.

    By the way, as you probably know, you can install Ubuntu on very old machines.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=259901
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=294292

    Performance depends on your level of motivation, and how many hours in the day you're willing to spend.
    So it took you an insane amount of time to do it too? Funny, the I used the alternate CD which (should be) faster than the Live CD, but on my Laptop the Live CD only took 45 minutes (maybe even 15, I cant remember). I guess it's way faster. Which one did you use on Turbo (cute, you gave it a name, I feel sorry for it it's so old, do me a favor and put Turbo to good use....) and the other one?

    Anyways, Pud or the GTK remix won't take 6 hours to install, will they?

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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    INX (based on Ubuntu Hardy) intrigues me.

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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    Hard to believe this thread is a year old. ...
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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    Is INX better or worse than the GTK Remix?

    Did K.Mandla get the installer working?

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