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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 11:16:40 am »
It's less about the distro than it is about what window environmet (Gnome, XFCE, KDE, etc.) that determines how fast it will run. If it's just going to be command-line like you say, you could run just about anything, but distros like ubuntu with easy install always come with a Desktop. My recommendation? #$%* Small linux, as it can run pretty much any computer decently. I had it running on a 200 Mhz PC once, and it didn't lag at all, even with a desktop environment running. You also don't need to use any hard drive space if you have at least 128 MB of RAM, boot off USB, copy OS to ram, remove USB drive and you're running a standalone, driveless desktop!
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 11:20:56 am »
Hmm, thanks I'll look into that.
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2010, 03:44:22 pm »
It's less about the distro than it is about what window environmet (Gnome, XFCE, KDE, etc.) that determines how fast it will run. If it's just going to be command-line like you say, you could run just about anything, but distros like ubuntu with easy install always come with a Desktop. My recommendation? #$%* Small linux, as it can run pretty much any computer decently. I had it running on a 200 Mhz PC once, and it didn't lag at all, even with a desktop environment running. You also don't need to use any hard drive space if you have at least 128 MB of RAM, boot off USB, copy OS to ram, remove USB drive and you're running a standalone, driveless desktop!

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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 08:09:22 pm »
How much diskspace does it have btw? I remember having a P2 that had a 20 GB hard drive a while ago, but it was an upgrade I think, as back then most computers had 4-6 GB harddrives.
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2010, 12:27:02 am »
Lol, this one is at most 30GB. I havent checked yet. It runs win XP atm, so it takes forever to do anything x.x
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2010, 01:33:37 am »
Ouch, I had XP on my old P2 for a while too x.x
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2010, 01:41:41 am »
I'm still running Windows XP on a Pentium II 233MHZ laptop with 256MB of RAM.

Now... it doesn't like playing along with current web browsers and websites with lots of active content.
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2010, 02:51:56 am »
Wow how long does it take to boot? O.o
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2010, 02:53:30 am »
90 seconds if I recall correctly.
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2010, 03:02:12 am »
Wow that's faster than my 2.93 GHz computer x.x

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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2010, 03:11:22 am »
Well... to me 90 seconds is unsatisfactory when compared to my 27 year old Commodore SX-64 that boots up instantaneously.

Why won't they burn the bulk of the OS to a memory mapped EEPROM chip giving it the ability to boot up within a few seconds? I realize some stuff will need to be loaded from some type of drive. But I think today's PCs could learn a lot from computers of the past.

Back on topic... Have you ever heard of Corel Linux? It is 9 years old but it was quite nice and runs on Pentium II CPUs nicely.
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2010, 03:20:27 am »
Yeah true it's insane how new OSes are demanding. Just compare a TI-89 Titanium with a TI-Nspire. The Nspire takes about 20 seconds to boot.

As for Corel Linux I haven't heard about it I think, since I never really got into the Linux scene.
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2010, 11:24:26 am »
Ok, I've decided to just use Arch because it is something I know, and I'm also going to use SLiM as my display manager and LXDE for my desktop environment, so very simple :) I was wondering if anybody knew how to connect two computers via wifi without a wifi router. Of course I need to get my wifi card working on the PII first...
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2010, 11:32:02 am »
Ah cool to hear. I hope the old hardware supports wi-fi stuff, though. X.x
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Re: Pentium II, Linux...hmmm...
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2010, 11:43:20 am »
It will, if I get the right drivers. This card worked on Windows XP, but It's a non-standard card I think so getting the drivers might be a problem.
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