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Anyone use an old linux OS on an old PC?

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Reply 60 of 62, by gdjacobs

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Should work okay as long as you have enough RAM. Also, an FPU would be a good idea. It would be more period correct if you used something like Yggdrasil or SLS for your distribution, though.

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Reply 61 of 62, by vladstamate

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True to my word, I did install Slackware 8.0 on the 386DX@40Mhz (with 32Mb of RAM and a 387). It runs just fine (again no X, just console). The gcc version supplied with it is a bit archaic (at least in supporting proper pthread and stuff like that) and I could not compile some of my more ambitions code projects. But otherwise a lot of fun, I must admit.

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Reply 62 of 62, by ahendricks18

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Well, I have recently acquired an old AMD Athlon 64 4000+ gaming machine from 2005. I was tired of using Winblows XP and decided to install Debian. So far I am very happy with that OS and it fulfills my purposes (and then some). I have a lot of packages already installed (Xchat, banshee, Filezilla, Chromium, deluge, Claws-mail, etc) and it is epic. I also got a few custom themes for MATE, one was a Mac OSX-looking theme and a black and dark blue "delorean dark" theme. So I'm really happy about Debian and Linux in general and I hope to use it for many years.

Main: AMD FX 6300 six core 3.5ghz (OC 4ghz)
16gb DDR3, Nvidia Geforce GT740 4gb Gfx card, running Win7 Ultimate x64
Linux: AMD Athlon 64 4000+, 1.5GB DDR, Nvidia Quadro FX1700 running Debian Jessie 8.4.0