Life for an old computer? Low End Linux!



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!

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



I may actually be insane.
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

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Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

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