Distro 4 P3...

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by chimichurri, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. chimichurri

    chimichurri Member

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    Need to sell a P3 with @ 1.2 GHz, 384 Mb ram, 10 Gb hd, MoBo INTEL D815EGEW,...


    suggestions?

    tried LUBUNTU(live usb)...I think is a little heavy 4 that box...

    tia!
  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    On my P3s Crunchbang worked every time. I was never fond of Openbox and always did: sudo apt-get install xfce4*.
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    pane-free Active Member

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    In addition to CrunchBang, others without Desktop Environments (DEs) and which work well with PIII CPUs include antiX, Zenwalk, Salix, PCLOS -- look for those versions with only Windows Managers (WMs) and not DEs, as a suggestion.

    The only DE that will have decent performance on such a machine as yours IMHO is LXDE but, again (and as you discovered with lubuntu), it depends on the distribution. Further, I suggest performing a Base install rather that a Full install of the distro chosen, should that option exist.
  4. chimichurri

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    Remember guys...is not 4 me! is 4 a potential buyer who maybe knows nothing of computers...

    some like Puppy Slacko or ...

    need some with ease upgrades
  5. pane-free

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    Zenwalk 7.4 XFCE 32-bit, then.

    'Tis a great chance to become a teacher (if the 3rd party is so inclined)!

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