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Best Basic Linux Package

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by mojorisin, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. mojorisin

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    Ok all you Linux guru's

    Whats the best / quickest Linux install to put on an old pc (Pentium up to PIII) with roughly 128mb ram and small hard drive

    I only need it to have a telnet session running and vnc for remote viewing if this is possible

    Dont need any other applications apart from this as it only connects to a unix box
     
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  2. eddietop

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    I would go for Xubuntu if you want a GUI, otherwise ubuntu-server for just SSH/telnet.

    I like ubuntu for its driver compatibility, but there is other good distro's around if you dont mind tinkering about to set them up.

    Make sure you use a light GUI though, gnome will run a bit sluggish on older PC's, hence why i recommend Xubuntu which is based around the light XFCE desktop.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    I just realized that xubuntu is specifically designed to run on machines with limited resources. Here's the link.

    http://www.xubuntu.org/

    Might serve your needs better.
     
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  5. mojorisin

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    Thanks

    I did download Xubuntu and installed on a laptop still has a gui though and quite a lot of other bits that arent needed so still seems quite power hungry for my needs

    suppose there might be a way to strip it back a bit though
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    My bad. Install the Ubuntu Server which has no GUI at all. It should do fine. :)
     
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  7. mojorisin

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    cheers guys :biggrin
     
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  8. SamSixty

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    You could download the ubuntu mini iso from here and install with the command 'server' at the boot promt.

    But why telenet and not ssh?
     
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