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I have an old..really slow comp that runs on windows 98

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ok i have this dinosaur of a comp which i bought in like the year 2000.. it runs on windows 98

and its really slow... Ive stopped using it for years...and now have a laptop...

 

but just recently someone suggested i install linux.. so im jus wondering if this would be a good idea

(to be installing linux into an old comp???)

 

 

i dont mind losing the old a** software thats inside of the comp... all i need the old comp for

is so that the rest of my family can use to get on the internet... at the moment everyones on been using

my laptop... grrrrrrr :angry:

 

please help.. the version of linux i ordered was version 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=233444 (version 6.06 LTS) will run slow on that box, you didnt say how much ram it had, or the processor or hdd size

 

can you give us that info ?

 

a slow computer from 2000 with windows 98 on it will still be slow today especially if you install a modern linux distro on it

 

however, if ubuntu runs on it, then at least you'll be secure on the internet as long as you update it

 

cheers

anyweb

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Ubuntu http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=233444 (version 6.06 LTS) will run slow on that box, you didnt say how much ram it had, or the processor or hdd size

can you give us that info ?

 

a slow computer from 2000 with windows 98 on it will still be slow today especially if you install a modern linux distro on it

 

however, if ubuntu runs on it, then at least you'll be secure on the internet as long as you update it

 

cheers

anyweb

 

 

ram: 64mb sd ram memory

processor: intel pentium lll processor

 

wats hdd? im guessing hard drive? which is 30 gb

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if you can bump up the ram to 256MB or more then ubuntu should run 'ok' on this unit, 64mb ram is WAY too little ram for any linux distro running X (gnome)

 

good luck !

 

cheers

anyweb

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