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    best OS for 4.86 ....

    okay ive got an old 4.86 with a little bit of extra memory ....
    when i got it win 95 was installed on it but the comp jammed everytime when it booted so
    Now, which type of OS is the best for such a comp, with that i mean an OS who doesnt eats memory so i can still do something on the comp.....

    i was thinking of linux version mandrake 8.0
    suggestions are welcome.....

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    llo i want to ask something about this subject too. Does somebody know a good linux version for almost the same pc as gangly, but a version that i can install with disks only? Cause i don't get the ****ing drivers installed who are needed for my cdrom...

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    DOS, or Windows 3.11 but i can't really recommand that cruddy
    windows.

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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    DOS, or Windows 3.11 but i can't really recommand that cruddy
    windows.
    Yes i've tried both, dos is on the boot disk, but i can't install win 3.11 cause he says my DOS is too old...so i installed a version of dos(i always boot with a win95 boot disk), but then he sais that he couldn't do that, don't ask me why.
    I've tried to install the drivers of my backpack cd-rom(parallellport) but the drivers are on drive C, and the dos version that's on my startup disk won't detect the cd-rom drive. It's just not in my Bios. How do i get it in there?

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    I assume he din't just say 'go fook yourself' when i couldn't
    install, i had to give a hint! You could try installing Windows 3.1

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    hmmm so anyone with a good OS for my old 4.86 ??

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    What's wrong with DOS?

    d05 0wNz0r y00

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    Linux Slackware - text mode :P

    Lol, install some *nix system, hmm, linux slackware will be fine (in text mode, sure)

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    <<what wrong with dos??
    Well not that i dont know the dos commands BUT well blabla...
    no let me put it this way wich takes in the most CPU win 95 or win 98 because i want a OS with some basic interface but also an OS who doesnt eats memory .....

    ::edit::
    and yeh dos has a basic interface and doesnt eats memory but i dont wont DOS as OS
    ::edit::

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    I'm sure Linux would run on that as long as you don't try to run X-Windows....if you decide to try X then I wouldn't consider GNOME or KDE a viable option. There's probably some slimmed-down distros out there to run on really old systems, just check out www.distrowatch.com or search google for one.
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    Originally posted by GanglyLamb
    [Bi want a OS with some basic interface[/B]
    How about writing one yourself?

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    Originally posted by damonbrinkley
    I'm sure Linux would run on that as long as you don't try to run X-Windows....if you decide to try X then I wouldn't consider GNOME or KDE a viable option. There's probably some slimmed-down distros out there to run on really old systems, just check out www.distrowatch.com or search google for one.
    Slack have a special edition to old computers
    www.slackware.org

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    I'd say any version of linux, however don't expect a 486 to run a graphical interface at ALL. at least anything that was put out in the past 2 years or so. I have a P266 that had problems running Mandrake 7.2 graphically. The command line stuff should work, however, I'm doubting you'll even have a big enough HD to install a recent distro if you're running a 486.
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    ober5861 I'd say any version of linux, however don't expect a 486 to run a graphical interface at ALL
    Hmm, with rh psyche he wont be able to startx

    I'm doubting you'll even have a big enough HD to install a recent distro if you're running a 486.
    You're right, but he can install just some packs of slack or even if it's needed, zip-slack

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    leme just give the specs .... 66 Mhertz i think 32 Mb ram ..... or at least he detected last boot 20 Mb and it has an HD of 6 gig if im not mistaken the motherboard is still the same but i think someone gave it a second life by adding some extras

    ill check out the linux slackware ...but first ill try to run mandrake (cuz thats alrdy on cd) .... ill c what im going to do with it thx anyway guys (||girls)

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