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Re: Debian on an old PC

On Wednesday 05 January 2005 09:36 am, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 14:54 +0100, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
> >> I need some advice. Is debian fit for a Pentium 100MHz PC with 16MB RAM
> >> and approx 4Gb harddisk? Are there anyone who has experience with such a
> >> slow machine running debian (or any other linux dist)?
> >
> > Depends on what software you decide to install on it.
> >
> > What do you want to do with the box?
> With this box I am trying to convince my father that linux is an excellent
> replacement for windows98se for writing textdocuments and maybe some
> scientific documents. He needs a machine with a simple gui, openoffice.org
> and some other simple programs.  For the window-manager I had xfce in
> mind, which is as I have understood, the easiest to lern of the small
> wm's.
> Vegard

No.  You need a minimum of a Pentium 233 with 64 MB RAM to have much success 
running any GUI + Openoffice, even xfce.  

Of course you could run a text based application to do text editing, such as 

But I like mcedit.
Alvin Smith

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