Life for an old computer? Low End Linux!

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JohnnyGreb

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#1
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!

-JG
 
#2
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

TonyO:happy:
 

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I may actually be insane.
#3
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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