Reply 20 of 51, by Caluser2000
mr.cat wrote on 2021-02-22, 09:28:
Yes and Caluser2000 mentioned Debian Jessie (~2015) back there, so that gives some indication that maybe some older Mint version […]Warlord wrote on 2021-02-22, 08:55:
VectorLinux Light Edition is usable on computers with 256 MB of RAM I'm sure there are other distros but this one is based on slackware.
Yes and Caluser2000 mentioned Debian Jessie (~2015) back there, so that gives some indication that maybe some older Mint versions would also work (since they're based on Ubuntu/Debian).
I would add that in my vm tests, 192MB was enough for most Linux flavors to get them installed. That's way more than what we had back in the day.
(And, if you don't have that much memory, prepare for weirdness...it seems the install programs mostly don't care to check it)
Jessies development only ended last year so it is pretty current. I did get a few web browsers going on it as well.
Duvian, a version of Jessie without systemd, runs fine as well.
There's a glitch in the matrix.