Life for an old computer? Low End Linux!

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by JohnnyGreb, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Here's a use for an old computer:

    Packard Bell, model unknown:
    Cyrix 300 CPU
    Unknown mobo
    128 MB SIMM; (Upgraded from original 32MB)
    Onboard SiS5597 Video (shares 4MB system ram)
    Onboard sound (disabled currently, can't get to work)
    4x(?) CD-ROM
    10GB HD (not originally with system)
    Linksys 10/100 NIC (not original)
    90W PSU (no typo, yes, that's ninety watts)

    *drum roll*

    Running Mandrake Linux 9.0!
    while it's not the fastest, it's more than adequate as a "internet/game" station for the mother-in-law. (By games I mean solitaire, tetris, breakout, etc)

    Start install to surfing the net in under 2 hours. Nice!

  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    Perfect solution. Mother-In-Law happy, good use of a potentially binnable piece of kit, and proof that Mandrake will run on just about anything!!
    Three cheers for Mandrake

  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Very Nice :)
    I've got a 133MHz / 16mb / 2gb, here, running RedHat 7.0 :)

    Unfortunately it has no graphics card at the moment tho, I had to borrow it, to put into my main machine after the GeForce Broke, so now I'm using 4mb PCI graphics on my main machine :p