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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Yes. All the standard Buntu releases are born with around 270 days so 365 (well, actually it's closer to 400) is a luxury.
    Then what do I do after 400 days and out of update?

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Install another linux distro, the best alternative at that time

    Edit: This is particularly easy, if you keep your data (documents, pictures, music, video) in a separate data partition, that you can keep untouched when you install new operating systems.
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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    arch linux or Debian. both supports 32 bit .

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Edit: This is particularly easy, if you keep your data (documents, pictures, music, video) in a separate data partition, that you can keep untouched when you install new operating systems.
    Then why dont I just choose a non ubuntu distro now?

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolftrax View Post
    arch linux or Debian. both supports 32 bit .

    arch linux is too complicated

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by j2ee View Post
    Then why dont I just choose a non ubuntu distro now?
    No reason at all - go for it if it works for you.

    You could look at Debian or CentOS. I have Debian on my EeePC900 (as mentioned earlier) and I just might try CentOS on an external disk and see what happens.
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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by j2ee View Post
    arch linux is too complicated
    Isn't Manjaro an easier to use Arch? You could look at Distrowatch if you haven't, see which distros offer 32 bit.

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    Isn't Manjaro an easier to use Arch? You could look at Distrowatch if you haven't, see which distros offer 32 bit.
    I install Manjaro last night and it is really good. Just little bit update issue and I can google all answers in its forum. I tried Debian but I need to manually install display and wifi drivers, I couldnt figure out how to install that old ATI driver for gnome. Manjaro installation was so smooth and easy, the performance is good too even with 2006 laptop. I could run Debian with KDE but it looks so bad, the login screen look like any random person just used 5 minutes to create it. Manjaro look pro.

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 1 or 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by j2ee View Post
    How about after buying it, find out it is a $1 fake ram from China doesnt even work, and then cannot find the seller, 10 dollars and effort total lose.
    I guess that's a risk but I've bought memory off Ebay and had no problems. I usually buy pulls/used from US based sellers and make sure the seller accepts returns. As soon as possible after receiving it I install it and run memtest for at least a couple hours. If a seller has at least 20 transactions - more is better - I feel it's worth the risk.

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    Re: Best Linux distro for 32 bits old computer with 1 or 2GB ram?

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    I guess that's a risk but I've bought memory off Ebay and had no problems. I usually buy pulls/used from US based sellers and make sure the seller accepts returns. As soon as possible after receiving it I install it and run memtest for at least a couple hours. If a seller has at least 20 transactions - more is better - I feel it's worth the risk.
    I agree buying second hand ram from a good rating seller is a solution, especially some ram brands have life long warranty. But for my T60 notebook, there is 1GB ram vs 2 to fill out all slots already. It is such an old notebook that I don't want to spend any money on it especially its cpu only supports 32bits so 3GB ram is max anyway. It still runs pretty smooth with manjaro and normal HDD.

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