[SATLUG] A boon for older hardware.

Dennis Myhand dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Sun May 4 14:34:23 CDT 2008

Don Crowder wrote:
> Finding a distro that's nicely suited to older hardware has been 
> something of a personal crusade for me and I've tried, and ultimately 
> been displeased, with DSL, Puppy, Xubuntu and DeLi Linux.  I've tried 
> SaxenOS (and its predecessor who's name I've forgotten) in its previous 
> incarnation though I've yet to try its latest built-on-PCLinuxOS version 
> (it's on my list to try).
> I'm currently excited about some new-to-me discoveries.  Both PC-BSD and 
> KateOS run lean, mean and fast on a 550 MHz P3 with 192 MB of RAM 
> (Compaq desktop) and Kate did a more than respectable job on my 500 MHz 
> Thinkpad (P3 w/256 MB of RAM) until the HDD cratered.  Yesterday I spent 
> some time tinkering with PCFluxboxOS (tinyflux) installed on a 466 MHz 
> Celeron with 384 MB of RAM (HP Pavilion 4445 w/4.2 MB HDD) and was very 
> impressed with it.  I've ordered a new HDD for my Thinkpad and am 
> looking forward to trying tinyflux on it.  If it doesn't run, it's great 
> knowing I can just switch back to Kate.
> If you know of a distro that's well suited to older hardware I'd sure 
> appreciate hearing about it.
> Thanks.
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Debian has an install with XFCE as the desktop.

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