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Reply 20 of 26, by DosFreak

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You have an AMD k6 system with Linux on it? You'll need to mention it at least another dozen times so people know about it.

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Reply 21 of 26, by keenmaster486

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GasparB123 wrote on 2021-07-08, 22:24:
keenmaster486 wrote on 2021-07-08, 22:15:

Upgrade to 1 gig or more of RAM and use Debian XFCE. Also upgrade the graphics if possible.

The thing is PC133 doesn't go higher than 1GB I believe, and 512MB sticks are very hard to find by. Even if a find two of them, I hope the motherboard supports it. And it's even harder to find PCI graphics cards.

It doesn't have AGP? That would be unfortunate. You can find cheap later PCI graphics cards that aren't as nice for games but will do better in Linux.

The chipset is probably 440BX, which would mean 1 GB max RAM.

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Reply 22 of 26, by Caluser2000

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DosFreak wrote on 2021-07-09, 11:08:

You have an AMD k6 system with Linux on it? You'll need to mention it at least another dozen times so people know about it.

It's far easier and better than struggling with MS Windows 9x to achieve the same outcome. And way way more stable ding it. Yeah and can play Dos games on it as well.

It is no different to another vogons member bragging about being able to run win9x on a Core2 Duo.

After all the Marvin section is about showing what you can do on old x86 systems and the software that you do it with it believe.

I'm certainly not telling folk to use Linux but just what it is capable of on old kit. After all it is a,what one member said, an old fashioned operating system. It's roots go further back than when a student of Helsenki ceated the Linux kernel and runs applications that were used on very very early *nix systems. Xwindows was developed at MIT back in 1094 for instance. The fact that it is still being used on *nix today is a testament to it durability's, stability, size and is easily ported to different platforms both old and new. Linux runs even older programs even prior to Xwindows being developed.

In fact *nix was the inspiration for DRIs CP/M-MP/M which was the inspiration PC/MS Dos which was originally purchased elswhere.

VMS inspired MS Windows NT. When Dave Cutler, who despised *nix, and his team first developing NT they wanted it to be a cli operating system with the GUI placed on top. Gates said no. Here we are now clawing back the cli as possible some 30 years later. Yeah early NT was ported to other platfroms, 3-4 I think. How many platforms has *nix , in particular Linux , been ported too?

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Reply 23 of 26, by Caluser2000

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dataino.it wrote on 2021-07-07, 22:23:
Reading a old post (2011 https://www.hwupgrade.it/forum/showthread.php?t=2353055 ) the solutios is one of this distro […]
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Reading a old post (2011 https://www.hwupgrade.it/forum/showthread.php?t=2353055 ) the solutios is one of this distro

SliTaz
ZenWalk
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Puppy Linux
Macpup
VectorLinux

Obviously not the latest version.
But you have to test them

Puppy Linux is 64-bit only now I'm afraid..🙁

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Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
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Reply 24 of 26, by dataino.it

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Using web.archive.org

https://web.archive.org/web/20051201000000*/h … /puppylinux.org

i find this "Puppy will boot off a minimum PC with 586 CPU and 32M RAM."

https://web.archive.org/web/20050401030717/ht … ware.com/puppy/

Reply 25 of 26, by Caluser2000

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Why use an old unupdated version of Puppy Linux when the OP can run a current, updated 32-bit version like the three I linked to earlier prey tell?

You can get the older versions from here https://puppylinux.com/ funnily enough...😉

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Reply 26 of 26, by Soli

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PuppyLinux aka BionicPup32 8.0 (based on ubuntu 18.04) should rune fine.

If I remember this right then I think it can be installed both normally and as a squash based install, and the latter is recommended by pup devs.