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Old 10-09-2011
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Yesterday I got an old computer which have only 256 MB of ram as well as a 1300 mhz processor. My friend told me purchase an additional PC rather than spending few cash on this one but my intention is about upgrading. I figured out puppy Linux would be a bit quicker than Windows XP for this computer. What do you say?

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Re: Installing FOSS on low end computers

Microsoft Announces Extended Availability of Windows XP Home for ULCPCs ". ULCPC stands for Ultra Low-cost personal computers. Thus devices of the type of Eee PC. Obviously, the Redmond afraid that Linux could take them by the increasing popularity of ULCPCs too much market share. Because Vista is for the low-end PCs simply too powerful.
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Re: Installing FOSS on low end computers

HP HAS started shipping a $ 500 mini-notebook pre-installed with SUSE Linux. Perhaps boasting the Largest keyboard in its class, the HP 2133 Mini-Note HAS an 8.9-inch WXGA display, 4GB solid-state storage, 512MB of RAM and a 1GHz Via C7 processor, with ExpressCard and SD-card expansion. So I think that your system also compatible run the SUSE Linux because the 256 MB memory is almost enough for this.
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Re: Installing FOSS on low end computers

Linux is a very resource-saving as opposed to MS OS. Who could make up to now no experience with Linux, can rantasten with an old PC is so slow on Linux. Here there are 386 - i7 appropriate software. You have to decide only. I myself have on an older laptop including ZevenOS, U-Lite Linux, Absolute Linux or Slax. But then I got stuck at Vector. There are also Officesuits games or bundles are not too strong for computers are designed. So if you want even get a whiff in the Independent sector has a variety of ways.

The problem with the Windows model is very resource demanding workload. This would suggest to look around on the open market, such as Linux. There are eg the project runs smoothly VDR also under 1Ghz computers.
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Re: Installing FOSS on low end computers

Let the box as it is Win98 or something and bang on it, so you can still play old / very old games on it without the emulator.
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Re: Installing FOSS on low end computers

Sun decided to change the face of proposing a desktop system based on open technologies. The Santa Clara company has translated into Java Desktop System that has long been known by the code-named Mad Hatter: a system for thin clients and PCs equipped - the intent - of great security and reduced complexity.

The leading ideas are the use of proven technology such as Java (cross-platform par excellence), grafted on a Linux distribution developed by third parties: a simple to use, but at the same time interoperable with Unix because of your own home - in good part - with the installed base of Windows (which accounts for 95% of the desktop market).
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