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    iit was a 7 year old Compaq...Ran great for over a year with Linux till the Compaq finally died..
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    8 Mb RAM, 75 MHz Intel i486, ~350 Mb HDD. I'm running BaseLinux 3.5 now, but I'm looking for a new distro so I can hopefully get my network card working.

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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    Celeron II?
    XP says , " 734 MHZ - 496 RAM

    Gifted to me , was doing spring cleaning and found a wireless card ,( Linksys WMP54G ) , amongst parts and
    thought hmmm , Hardy . Well it took awhile , about hour and half but it installed and the wireless "worked out the box " , as they say ! XP didn't recognize it so had to use the install cd .
    First update , 300 or there abouts were downloaded in fine fashion - installing them took a little while , imagine that, roughly an hour but it hasn't puked yet . Moving a window around the screen reminds me of my earlier days , ( tracers ) , and it takes awhile to populate the menus with the icons but,,,,,,, hey is that a NVIDIA GeFORCE FX 5500 256MB DDR over in the corner ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Oh it has a 15 gig hd
    XP/ HARDY . No Compiz ??????? Were's that 5500 at ?
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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    I have Xubuntu 8.04 installed on an 98 IBM aptiva. But I am getting rid of it because it just takes up space and really serves no purpose other than occasionally being used while something important is being run on my main computer.
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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    Albeit not the oldest; I have installed DSL on a 1997~ Pro-Tech (they were a small computer builder that I assume went out of business) with a 133MHz Processor and 32MB RAM. It doesn't have a network card, so I can't connect it to the internet to install stuff.
    On the other hand, i have a 1996 Thinkpad that currently doesn't have any OS.
    I'm going to use SBM soon, I just hope it works with my PCMCIA CD.
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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    I have installed DSL on a 1997~ Pro-Tech (they were a small computer builder that I assume went out of business) with a 133MHz Processor and 32MB RAM.
    How do you find it runs? I am thinking of doing something similar.
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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    I have puppy on a 133mhz laptop with 16mb ram and it runs...pretty good!
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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    Since everybody here is talkin about old computers w/ linux and im new to linux.... I thought it would be a good time to post for the first time and ask how Ubuntu gusty gibbon would work on a 2000 dell with an 733Mhz processor and 284mb of RAM

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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    Quote Originally Posted by rzrgenesys187 View Post
    Old emachines. Used to run Windows 95. 4.7GB Hard drive, 32mb RAM (i think), not sure about other specs since it is at home. DSL runs fantastic on this
    Installed Edubuntu for my classroom on the same machine!! What a small freakin' world, eh?
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    Re: What's the OLDEST computer you have installed linux on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbean209 View Post
    Since everybody here is talkin about old computers w/ linux and im new to linux.... I thought it would be a good time to post for the first time and ask how Ubuntu gusty gibbon would work on a 2000 dell with an 733Mhz processor and 284mb of RAM
    Ran it on a 2000 Compaq P.O.S., so I don't see why it wouldn't work. Of course, it was Ubuntu 6.06.
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