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  1. #1
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    Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    I currently have Ubuntu on it. It runs, but it can drag a little.
    I've tried Puppy Linux, but I don't think the computer is bad enough to need it.

    Here's the specs:





    What can you suggest for a speedier OS that isn't all cut down? (like DSL, SliTaz or Puppy Linux)

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    You could try Fedora or Redhat, i have similar hardware in my laptop and Fedora ran great on it, i prefer ubuntu though, so i switched back.

    so just google into either distro's website and download and burn yourself a cd and see how it goes.

    -Good Luck!
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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    If you like Ubuntu, consider using a lighter DE.

    XFCE and LXDE are good options.

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by ugm6hr View Post
    If you like Ubuntu, consider using a lighter DE.

    XFCE and LXDE are good options.
    oops i forgot to mention those!

    i would try his suggetions first (if you like ubuntu that is)
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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    I really recommend CrunchBang 8.10 if you're looking for a lighter, faster, "hipper" alternative to Ubuntu. It uses the same core system, but Openbox instead of Gnome.

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    I use Xubuntu on my Athlon XP 3800+, and it works pretty well. If you're willing to use a more setup-intensive distro, Arch with LXDE, XFCE, or OpenBox should work pretty well. Or take a look at distrowatch.com and try to find something that uses XFCE or LXDE as its default desktop manager.

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    You computer is good enough to run most Linux distros pretty nice, but maybe not so fast. The distros below should be slightly faster for you then most distros):

    Chakra: http://kdemod.ath.cx/download-iso.html (Uses KDE 4 but is still fast, for a speed boost try KDE 4.2)

    Arch Linux: http://www.archlinux.org/

    TinyMe: http://www.tinymelinux.com/doku.php

    PCLinuxOS: http://www.pclinuxos.com/

    Fluxbuntu: http://fluxbuntu.org/

    Dreamlinux: http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/ (Xfce)

    The following distros may be a little slower, but works nicely:

    Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/

    Xubuntu: http://www.xubuntu.org/

    Edubuntu: http://edubuntu.org/

    Mythbuntu: http://www.mythbuntu.org/

    Fluxbuntu: http://fluxbuntu.org/

    Linux Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/ (Either, GNOME, KDE 3 (not KDE 4), Xfce, Fluxbox)

    Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org/

    openSUSE: http://www.opensuse.org/en/ (GNOME, Xfce or KDE3 edition)

    Those are the distributions I recommend. Now try to find one that fits YOUR needs!

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    This is where something like Xubuntu or FLuxbuntu is really useful. You have plenty of cpu to run about anything, but memory only 512 mb is enough to run regular Linux distro but it will be slow unless you use Slackware or Debian or Arch.

    I would add another stick of 512 mb of ram personally but if not use a light weight distro it does not have to be as light as Puppy or DSL in your case though.

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    SliTaz.

    EDIT: Vector is also a good if slightly outdated choice.
    Last edited by cardinals_fan; January 10th, 2009 at 01:55 AM.

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    Re: Any suggestions for other OS's for this computer?

    Vector Linux Standard.

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