What is the best linux distribution for an older computer?

Discussion in 'Linux Discussion' started by carlosdavid, May 9, 2008.

  1. carlosdavid Guest

    carlosdavid
    Which linux distribution would be the best to install on a older computer that still woks fine, like: 866mhz, 512ram, 80GB hard drive?
    I mean, so I can reuse an older computer for basic tasks such as browsing the web, writing documents, store some music and pictures.
  2. z??mjet??? Guest

    z??mjet???
    puppy linux might be a good choice
  3. Popsmear Guest

    Popsmear
    Something like Ubuntu or Debian would work fine.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/desktopedition
    http://www.debian.org/

    Gnome is another popular choice:
    http://www.gnome.org/

    Puppy Linix runs only in RAM, that might be a good choice for an older computer with a slower processor:
    http://www.puppylinux.org/

    Another good distro for a slower computer is VectorLinux. I have seen it run on much slower PC's than yours:
    http://vectorlinux.com
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