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  1. #211
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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    MenuetOS has to be added. It is written in 100% assembly and it fits on a floppy, with a browser, text editor, GUI, games etc.It is still in early stages, but it works great. Shame it doesn't have a external drive/HDD install yet....

    http://www.menuetos.net/
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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by SunSpyda View Post
    MenuetOS has to be added.
    MenuetOS is a great little project. It also is already in the list (alongside KolibriOS).
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    Post Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by mikjp View Post
    I use Vector Linux on a 1 GHz Pentium with 256 Mb. Works great!
    Distribution Installed: Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10

    AMD Athlon ~1.00 GHZ CPU (9 years old)
    2 GB DDR Non-dual channel RAM (2 years old)
    WD 250 GB 7200 RPM IDE-ATA HD 8 MB Cache (2 years old)
    GeForce 5200 FX PCI(or AGP?.......can't remember) Graphics card (2 years old)
    Some ASUS Socket A Motherboard (9 years old)
    Onboard(Motherboard) Sound (9 years old)
    USB 2.0 5 port PCI card (8 months old)

    Automatic Detection:
    - CORRECT Screen Resolution/Position --> a first for Ubuntu(or ANY Linux distribution)
    - High Speed USB 2.0 ports
    - Sound --> Don't you just love the Intrepid Boot music...it's so Ubuntu!!!

    Installed:
    - NVIDIA Driver 173(or 171?...can't remember)
    - screenlets
    - Cairo Dock
    - Dark Room Theme(awesome...aw yeah!!!)

    System is more than usable without bubbles, rain, spinning, fire, beaming up, etc.
    Last edited by ArtF10; February 12th, 2009 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    By the way folks, there is a little comparison of window manager size here. TinyWM truly is tiny.

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    Re: Operating systems for really, really old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by darrelljon View Post
    By the way folks, there is a little comparison of window manager size here. TinyWM truly is tiny.
    TinyWM is also very useless on its own. For another breakdown on window managers and Giles Orr has a great comparison here:
    http://gilesorr.com/wm/memory32.html
    and here:
    http://gilesorr.com/wm/memory64.html
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