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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    +1 for Arch & TinyMe (Although i would only go with Arch if you're prepared to put some work in) TinyMe is great, and runs really well on lower spec machines, with a nice desktop etc.

    But i would also strongly suggest you check out antiX - i'm running it here on several machines, one of which is a P3, 450mhz with 128mb ram, and it's flying along. Debian based, so plenty of apps to choose from, and a very helpful community.
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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    I've tried Puppy, its good, but Ubuntu repositories are a big factor.
    I would try Fluxbuntu. (or ubuntu base, add Flux) Once you get used to Flux, you may really like it, but unless you have 256 ram, use the ALTERNATE INSTALL disk ! ( I think this applies to any Ubuntu based install: 192 MB ram, unless shared video, then 256. Or alt install can work with 64 MB)
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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    I like Slackware, many people don't like it because of it's lack of package managment but I grew up on it, so it is just fine for me. Also FreeBSD might be a good choice. Also I second, third or fouth (whichever number I am) Arch linux. They are all good choices.

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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    I'd go for Debian with XFCE. It's way faster than Xubuntu on smaller machines, and you can use apt/aptitude/synaptic for package management just like on Ubuntu. There's a special setup CD for XFCE on Debian.

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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    I have Puppy4 installed with xfce4 and it is freakin awesome on my 600mhz/256ram

    I mean FAST.
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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aearenda View Post
    I'd go for Debian with XFCE. It's way faster than Xubuntu on smaller machines, and you can use apt/aptitude/synaptic for package management just like on Ubuntu. There's a special setup CD for XFCE on Debian.
    I'll second that, I've used that on much lesser machines.

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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    Debain or Arch.

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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    I've got an older desktop running about those specs- 333 mhz, 128mb ram.

    Highly recommend pcfluxboxos.

    It's as fast as puppy, but has hundreds of full featured, modern apps in it's repositories like ubuntu. Instead of seamonkey, abiword and gnumeric as is found in puppy, I can run the latest firefox, open office and gimp and run them fast. I can also install hundreds of other apps with a click in synaptic (for example I use the machine for gizmo).

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    Re: The common question - Low Resource Distro?

    Install Ubuntu minimal then:
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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xorg xterm fluxbox xdm firefox synaptic
    Then add apps as you will. You can leave out fluxbox and add xfce4 or icewm, etc it is your choice.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

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