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  1. #11
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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Have you tried MacPup?
    "The needs of the many outweigh the greed of the few"

  2. #12
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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Yup.

  3. #13
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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Can you post the output of

    Code:
    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    &

    Code:
    free
    here.
    Last edited by mips; February 27th, 2013 at 02:53 PM.

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    tahdas@PepperMintIcecream ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 2
    model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    stepping : 9
    microcode : 0x21
    cpu MHz : 2793.359
    cache size : 512 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up pebs bts cid xtpr
    bogomips : 5586.71
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 128
    address sizes : 36 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
    power management:


    and


    tahdas@PepperMintIcecream ~ $ free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 1534944 686736 848208 0 35464 373420
    -/+ buffers/cache: 277852 1257092
    Swap: 1562620 0 1562620


    Right now im running peppermint, if i can get my internet card thiny working then im goingt to stick with that. Does anyone know how to remove the black box around cairo dock?
    I got it removed but now i cant get it to apear when i mouse over were it should be.
    Last edited by tahdas; February 27th, 2013 at 06:53 PM.

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    That PC cannot be from 1999 as it has hyper-threading, 2002 the earliest.

    flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up pebs bts cid xtpr
    You also have 1.5GB of RAM

    Your PC should run anything up to XFCE just fine and maybe even MATE.

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    In my school, we have a concert laptop which is uber slow. I don't remember the specs off my head but it is _definitely_ worse than yours. It's running Lubuntu atm and is quite snappy. I guess any LXDE or XFCE based distro will work quite well on yours. Gnome 2/Mate should also work fine. But if you want something even lighter, Damn Small Linux is quite lightweight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus Torvalds
    "Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Well it wouldnt run Lubuntu for some reason. And now that i look again its from 2004. Right now im running peppermint which is fine for me for now. Maybe latter i try to install lubuntu again. Has anyone used Funduntu (http://www.fuduntu.org/). It looks neat.

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Quote Originally Posted by tahdas View Post
    Well it wouldnt run Lubuntu for some reason. And now that i look again its from 2004. Right now im running peppermint which is fine for me for now. Maybe latter i try to install lubuntu again. Has anyone used Funduntu (http://www.fuduntu.org/). It looks neat.
    Fuduntu is good stuff. It's RPM-based, so there is a little bit of a learning curve (you use yum instead of apt-get). It also uses GNOME2, which is less resource heavy than GNOME3, but uses more memory/CPU than things like LXDE/XFCE.

    Fuduntu also comes with tweaks to maximize battery life, which is nice. The functionality is easy to replicate on Ubuntu, it involves moving tmp/logs to ram, installing laptop-mode-tools and tweaking it, and changing your swappiness to 10



    Edit:

    Also, for older computers, Haiku is a pretty great OS. It's based on BeOS, and is super fast. It's still in alpha, and there's not a lot of applications available for it, but it's awesome nonetheless.
    Last edited by unheeding; February 27th, 2013 at 10:30 PM. Reason: added part about Haiku

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Ok I live booted fuduntu, I liked it but it was a little slow.

    So what do you think, fuduntu or stick with peppermint and which will run better?

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    Re: Old CPU OS?

    Peppermint will probably give you better performance, but you should be able to run Fuduntu.

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