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Old 03-20-08, 06:08 AM   #8
krokodil
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Default Re: Best Linux distro for a not fast machine

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Originally Posted by bacon12
Vector is slackware based and a very nice distro. The forums are good and you can always get help there.

I would prefer xfce over fluxbox, but that is my personal opinion.

As for running Office, I am not sure if it will run under wine, or on a low spec machine.
Just turned around and started OO on an Athlon XP 1900+ / 512 MB machine running SUSE 10.1 / KDE 3.5. Less than a minute startup time so if you start it once a day in the morning that might be ok :-) - you might get a cup of coffee during that startup.
I am always wondering how we could survive without GHz cpus, GB main memory and TB disks (and 3D user interfaces like Sun's Looking Glass, compiz, etc). In another time, in another life, I took on responsibility of a lab timesharing system: a PDP11/44 with 256 kB of main memory and 2! 67 MB disks running UNIX SYSTEM III and serving up to 8 people at the same time.
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