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    Mandrake Linux

    Hello, I was thinking of download Mandrake 9.0 for my old computer. Does anyone know if it would run on a (I think a 486 + 133), and would it fit on a 5 gig hard drive?

    I dont plan to do much on the computer, just learn how to use it, so as long as it fits, thats fine with me.


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    i would find a slimmer linux, look around www.linuxiso.org , anything youve never heard of should do fine. It will be very slow, but the 5gig HDD should be adequate

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    >>I would find a slimmer linux
    smaller download size?

    >>anything youve never heard of should do fine.
    I should download one of the less popular linux distribuions? Why?

    >>www.linuxiso.org
    Thats the site I was looking at.
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    An installation will definetely fit in 5 gigs, but you really won't be able to run anything 'pretty' on it. Perhaps a very basic window manager, but nothing like KDE or GNOME.
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    Better check on system ram minimum requirements. RH7.0 and later won't install on less than 64M. I bet Mandrake 9.0 won't either.

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    Re: Mandrake Linux

    Originally posted by MethodMan
    Hello, I was thinking of download Mandrake 9.0 for my old computer. Does anyone know if it would run on a (I think a 486 + 133), and would it fit on a 5 gig hard drive?

    I dont plan to do much on the computer, just learn how to use it, so as long as it fits, thats fine with me.


    Thanks.
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    slimmer==less packages

    less popular==usually requires less system resources

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