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    Unhappy Linux distros

    Hey, I was wondering if anybody knew a good but small linux distro. Preferrably newbie helpful. I know some linux, but I am still fairly new to it. I need a small linux distro, also helpful if x-windows comes with it. My comp has a small h/d so I can't get any of the good distros yet, I am getting a new comp in the summer, until then my current comp is a P133mhz with 32megs of ram and only 1.2gigs in total. I can prolly free up anywhere from 500-600 megs, know any good linux distros for me?
    P.S. I know linux will work ok on a 66mhz with crappy ram and all that, I was just telling you about my system, so don't repond saying Linux works fine on a crappy system, I've heard all that.I figured some linux "genius" would try and prove he knew something to others in ao by telling me that much.

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    This question has been answered many, many times and you can do a forum search for it at the top right hand corner of the home page. Hope this helps

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    Helps somewhat, thanx. But this is a big place, and I was wondering if anybody could actually give me the name of a good distro. Also, if possible, though I understand it may not be possible, I would like something, that works ok with windows, no hogging or anything. I already know about phatlinux and winlinux but they keep giving me error messages and phat linux is just a bit too big for my comp.

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    PicoBSD should offer most of what you need. It's small, though it's not exactly linux. It's an off shoot of the FreeBSD project.
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    you want small and runs on a crap puter? get minix...... you poor bastard then again this WAS the OS that drove linus torvalds to creating linux so sudge for yourself......

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    With that system, you are not going to want to run X. You probably could, but I wouldn't recommend it. You could actually install RH7.x and just limit the packages you install. I doubt you are going to be doing graphics on that machine, so don't load the packages...etc etc.
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    Linux doesn't run good on crappy machines, don't believe everything they say. A minimalist distro might run good in console mode, goto www.linux.org and search for a minimalist distro.

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    Slackware is probably quite good for systems with limited disc space and memory. You can run just about any console app with 32Meg, but only a limited amount of X.

    Slackware isn't for newbies though, the installer barely changed since I started using it in 1994 on my 386

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    You can get Greycat Linux, it is a minimalist distro based on Slackware.
    I don't recall where the url to the Greycat homepage is but you should be able to find it on www.linux.org

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    I'd go with what Souleman said, then you can still stay in the mainstream of linux use, and get used to a system that is used widely, as well.

    I know there's at least two other threads on this topic also.

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