Rebuilding old hardware [was: Looking for new business oportunities]

Robert Hodgins ehodgins at
Fri Feb 27 22:36:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 17:18 -0500, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> I'm rebuilding a couple of low-end PCs (PIII, less than 256Mb RAM), 
> and looking for a distro slightly more advanced than Debian 2.1.
> These boxes are network-enabled, but will  not be connected to the 
> Internet. It sounds like GOS is dependent on  Cloud Computing; is GOS 
> useful for non-Internet connected computers?  If not, what OS is 
> recommended for low-powered obsolete hardware?

Both Debian and Ubuntu can be installed on older machines with less than
256 MB of RAM. Debian has all of its software available on DVDs (or CDs)
"free for the downloading", so an internet connection is not necessary
for access to the software. I'm not sure if Ubuntu has this.

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