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galstaph
Jul 14, 2006, 03:35 PM
Hi all,
OK first off, if it could run osx, it would be running it....
I have a celeron 500 :eek:
with 32mb ram:eek: :eek:
I want to put on an os that will actually run. I don't really care too much about what type it is but it should be a gui and work decent. It has win2k right now but barely runs (used to have more ram in it prior). I just want something i can throw on there so I can sell it at a garage sale next weekend.
Any ideas? I'm thinking some form of linux but which one? Or do I try to find windows 3.11:p ?

reh
Jul 14, 2006, 03:56 PM
Damn Small Linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/) runs on just about anything.

Killyp
Jul 14, 2006, 05:28 PM
Does DSL have things like Windows compatible networking (and Mac) along with a Firewall built in?

mduser63
Jul 14, 2006, 06:04 PM
Why don't you add more RAM? With more RAM, Windows 2000 or even a more fully-featured Linux distro (compared to DSL) will run pretty well.

Killyp
Jul 14, 2006, 06:15 PM
Get 256 megs of RAM installed and run suse linux. It's very very resource efficient. It can run entirely off ram...

galstaph
Jul 14, 2006, 06:18 PM
I pulled the ram out because as I said, I am selling it at a garage sale, no use to me to upgrade it.

jhu
Jul 14, 2006, 06:54 PM
I pulled the ram out because as I said, I am selling it at a garage sale, no use to me to upgrade it.

well, then why even put an operating system on it? or put something on if the customer asks for it

Skeeball236
Jul 15, 2006, 10:48 AM
del

reh
Jul 15, 2006, 03:43 PM
I'd go with Ubuntu, it looks pretty....runs decent.
That's a hoot. Note the amount of RAM in this computer.