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I know that this is a hackintosh community, but i was just wondering who still uses linux on old hardware. Here's my IBM ThinkPad T43. Anyone got one older? :D

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And how does it work? When I was using Ubuntu on my Compaq nc6120 it took a lot of swap. And it made my laptop slowly for real.
I reject from the idea and now use good old Windows xp.

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it runs pretty nicely... It seems that you have 512MB RAM but I have 2GB and discrete graphics(Radeon X300)even though they're horrible anyway :D and this is on a Live USB...Attached File  Screenshot.png   385.98KB   11 downloads



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Thats not old

 

There are plenty of systems out there that still run Windows 98, and that config (500MHz, 5GB hard drive, 64MB RAM) could be an excellent computer.

 

But, I don't have one of those.

 

Maybe I can compile an old Linux kernel (pre-1994) on a Commodore 128? 



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That's not really old...I got one for you...:D

 

In Toledo, the school districts answering machine service is ran on a single old Dell optiplex tower, running 64mb of sd ram, 233 Pentium, and running a variant of freebsd. But it works amazing. :D



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I always look to spread out the best from my computers old or new ...

 

With a proper Sw every pc will make the difference running faster, smooth and stable.

 

I never pretend to run the last os ( upgrade , upgrade , upgrade) on my Pc.

I want a pc that boots fast, respond to my needs quickly and never crashes.

Linux and Os x are my preferred choices.

Win Xp and Windows7 too , but i removed a lost of unused stuff making a very light weight Os

and different from original.

 

My Win Xp run in 200 mb of ram and have only 18 services.



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LOL! I do have a netbook flawlessy running Windows 8 though :wub: but it does have a atom :P



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NT kernel fully supports the Atom though. Even the oldest Atom supports the required extensions Windows 8 needs. It's the resolution and memory that kills it. :D



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well it has a gma 950 running at FULL speed instead of the underclocked 166mhz... and 2 gb ram



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dell latitude c 810 running xp spy and mint 14

mint runs better though



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I think nobody has a pc older than mine.............cpu is a 386 25MHz + math coprocessor 387 running linux slackware (don't remember the version) running kernel 1.2.8...............



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In my basement I still have my first PC from fall 1998. A Dell XPS350 with Windows 98 and Mandrake or Suse Linux, if I remember correctly.



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i have Netbook LG x110. 1 GB RAM, Atom processor.

 

which linux distribution would recommend me?



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Hello

I'm not expert in Linux.

But i use it in 2008 and in that time i have a very old machine... I used Ubuntu 6 and RedHat(i forget about wich version i used)

My old machine had:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4
GPU: GFX FX 5500 256mb
Memory: 1GB
Mobo: Gigabyte(i forget the model)

 

I hope it help Allan.



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thanks i will try it.



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Have a look here:

http://distrowatch.com/







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