[ubuntu-uk] Looking for old computers

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Fri Jul 3 08:24:21 UTC 2015

On 03/07/15 08:37, Gareth France wrote:

> Just remember, my aim is to get an old 486, ideally with 5.25" drive,
> yellowed and covered in marks. It should look like it's really had a
> hard life. The aim is to say 'look, a modern desktop running even on
> this old thing, imagine how well it would run on your pc!'

You'll be amazed how tiny the requirements of DSL actually are!  But it 
can actually be made to look really good - it looks just like a modern 
desktop if you tweak it.  And, yes, DSL (and Puppy) will go on a 5.25" 
floppy drive.  If there's enough RAM it will run entirely in a ramdisk 
and go very fast.  With DSL, my 256 MB looks enormous, and my huge 15 GB 
hard drive is way over the top.

Regards,		Barry.


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