Need advice on os for a comp

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    galstaph

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    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 ?
     
  2. reh
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    Killyp

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    Does DSL have things like Windows compatible networking (and Mac) along with a Firewall built in?
     
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    mduser63

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    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.
     
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    Killyp

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    Get 256 megs of RAM installed and run suse linux. It's very very resource efficient. It can run entirely off ram...
     
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    galstaph

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    I pulled the ram out because as I said, I am selling it at a garage sale, no use to me to upgrade it.
     
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    jhu

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    well, then why even put an operating system on it? or put something on if the customer asks for it
     
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  9. reh
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    That's a hoot. Note the amount of RAM in this computer.
     

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