What OS for a PII 233mhz, 64mb ram?

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  1. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    I have a super awesome laptop, it's a PII 233mhz with 64mb ram. It has Win XP on atm which works just very slowly. However due to the age I have no CoA or anything for it anymore.

    I'm trading this laptop in anyway, so I'm secure erasing and then need to put an OS on, gonna just use linux, any recommendations on a distro to use for these horrific specs?
     
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    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    I'm trying to use UBCD to secure erase, but it's not really working due to the specs, but anyway Freedos see's the CPU as a Intel Core I7 lol.
     
  3. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    bin? not worth the effort or time.
     
  4. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Like I said I'm trading it in, I get £150 so it very much is worth the time and effort.

    Please only post if it's relevant.
     

  5. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Windows 98SE. You could try Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
     
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    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    http://lubuntu.net/

    much lighter version of unbuntu, that runs on any old crap but still is up to date :)
     
  7. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    FreeBSD, Damn Small Linux, Slackware....
     
  8. jbmcmillan

    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    Slackware?He's trading it in not spending a month setting it up lol.
     
  9. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    Seriously? £150??
    If you really get so much for it, gimme your address, I'll send you a dozen or two of them and we can get rich :D
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    HDD Wipe Tool from Hdd Guru ...
    As for OS
    AntiX
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    SliTaz
     

  11. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    if you can Windows 2000. i know its not linux :)
     
  12. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    PII 233mhz with 64mb would be Windows 98, 64MB is way below recommended for Windows 2000.
    Or find a lightweight Linux versions (Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint etc. are to heavy)
     
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    i didnt have problems when i ran win2k with my p1 233 with 64mb for a few years, cant have too many programs open though, but thats how it was back then :D
    also the cacheman program works quite well to solve mem issues imo
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    @dcx_badass
    You can also try FreeBSD i386 version.
    If 9.0 or 8.2 is too heavy, try 7.4.
     
  15. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Thanks guys, will check some of thme out later.

    http://www.tradeuptohp.com/business/tradeup-150/

    Basically my dad got an I5 laptop (HP Probook 4530s) for £500, then you get £100 cashback, then £150 trade in, so total will be £250.

    That site has no age limit and accepts it fine and I emailed them to comfirm.
     
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  16. mrmonsoon

    mrmonsoon Master Guru

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    I agree with win 98 SE as the OS.

    You will find most people much happier/used to windows os's.

    Remember to set paging file from 192 to 192 custompaging file.
    (this will boost performace a bit)
     
  17. Anubis

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    damn that's a sweet price, wish we had something like that.
    As said, I idd have a bunch of old (and with old I mean OLD) laptops somewhere in the basement or the garage..
     
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    If the machine is going to be used, wouldn't it be best to use something where documentation is easy to find?
    I guess it would be possible to use Ubuntu 10.04LTS, that's what I got on my old G4 Power PC's
     
  20. nhlkoho

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    My vote is Win98SE. Or even Win95 if you can still find it (legally).
     

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