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Re: Lowest spec Windows XP pc.

Slowest of which I'm aware is an 8MHz Pentium OverDrive. XP will likely "run" on any system with the pentium instruction set. It'll be slow, but it will boot. I wouldn't rule out later service packs or updates accidentally requiring 686 instructions though. https://www.winhistory.de/more/386/xpmini_ …

Re: Voodoo 3 has OpenGL support in Windows 11?

Microsoft Basic Display Adapter means OpenGL is running in software. Microsoft Basic Display Adapter supports up to OpenGL 1.1 in software. It's pretty neat that it does work, but MBDA doesn't accelerate with any video card. Your Voodoo is being used as a framebuffer. Any OpenGL support is purely in …

Re: Browsers, XP, Linux, Mint, everything

Isn't iridium chromium? I wouldn't expect that to behave well in low memory conditions... I wouldn't recommend a plain windowmanager to someone who has admitted they "don't know anything about Linux", a DE would be preferable to lessen the learning curve. Also I'm not sure where you got the idea …

Re: Browsers, XP, Linux, Mint, everything

Lubuntu is also a good choice, yeah. It's also a bit windowsy, so if that's the interface you're used to it's a good choice. Midori is a lot lighter than Firefox for sure, but it definitely is missing a lot of features other browsers have, and can cause serious problems with some websites. The CPU …

Re: Browsers, XP, Linux, Mint, everything

Even light Linuxes tend to be somewhat heavier on RAM than XP. You'll want to upgrade, and you will definitely not want to run Mint 12. For your use case you'll probably be best off with Mint 20.2 XFCE, which is to say the most recent version of Mint, with the XFCE desktop. XFCE is quite light and …

Re: Do those exist at all: Serial-to-USB / Parallel-to-USB / SCSI-to-USB / PCMCIA (Type I or II) to USB adapters ?

If it has an ISA bus, accessible in some way, then you could add a USB connector for storage devices using the CH375 chip. Although it will be abysmally slow. :) You could use a CH376 and bitbang SPI over the parallel port, or design a card with a couple shift registers to convert the parallel to …

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