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

Donovan Hoggan va6don at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 20:33:49 UTC 2009


I've also used Slitaz Linux for these sort of machines.Donovan

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 5:21 PM, Victor Mendonça <victorbrca at yahoo.ca>wrote:

> There's a distro called DreamLinux (from Brazil) that is very light and has
> nice looks as well (has a bit of a Mac feel to it). I haven't had a chance
> to play much with it, but it seemed ok.
>
> http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/download.html
> System Requirements(minimal): XFCE: Pentium III
> 128 MB RAM HDD or SDD/FlashDrive 1GB free.
>
>
> Victor Mendonça
> http://wazem.org/
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 5:18:32 PM
> Subject: Rebuilding old hardware [was: Looking for new business
> oportunities]
>
> 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?
>
> --Bob.
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> On 23 Feb 2009 at 12:02 Kenneth Hawkins <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
> wrote about "Re: Looking for new business oportunities[...]"
>
> >FWIW, I recently threw GOS onto an older PIII-600 Toshiba
> >Portege I have, that just never dies. I had trouble with XP, even after I
> >roto-root the septic sludge they force on us. I did not have high
> >expectations, as the max RAM on this thing is only 384MB, and it has no
> >special graphics chip. I confess that I was TOTALLY blown away! Every
> >component worked by default, including every PCMCIA wireless card I have
> >thrown at it so far. Best of all...it is WAY FASTER than XP was on the
> >same hardware in its DEFAULT config. Youtube worked without having to
> >bitch-slap flash onto the machine, I can watch ripped videos if they are
> >not too compressed, stream audio/MP3/ogg right out of the box. Now if they
> >could just do somehting about the
> > crappy default desktop theme........If you are rebuilding PC's for
> > people, try GOS (its ubuntu based, so sources work)
> >
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