View Full Version : What OS for really old computer?

May 3rd, 2008, 01:51 AM
I have recently come accross an old computer that has sector problems. if need be i will spend the moeny and buy a cheap hdd. however is it worth it when the computer only has 64MB of RAM? What OS would i be able to install on it? Thanks for the help. Turner

Jerry N
May 3rd, 2008, 02:17 AM
Try Damn Small Linux at http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/ (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/)

Bakon Jarser
May 3rd, 2008, 02:22 AM

Helps you find a distro that will work for you.

May 3rd, 2008, 02:23 AM

Made for lower-powered computers. Or good ones that want to be even more powerful.

May 3rd, 2008, 02:26 AM
Maybe Syllable (http://web.syllable.org/pages/index.html), but that's not a Linux distro and isn't anything like as reliable as Linux. Fluxbuntu (http://fluxbuntu.org/js.html) is a good choice for a lightweight Linux distro.

May 3rd, 2008, 02:33 AM
I'm a Debian-XFCE fan myself.


May 3rd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Deli Linux (http://www.delilinux.org/)

Moved to Recurring Discussions.

May 3rd, 2008, 02:47 AM
I have tried using DSL before and didnt really like the layout. Also i dont think it is even powerful enought to do xubuntu sadly. I downloaded Slax linux and plan on booting from a cd until i get the hdd fixed, or mb from my cruzer. i am running scandisk and there seems to be lots of bad sectors as of so far. so i will see what happens and report back. Thanks for the help, Turner