February 5th, 2004, 06:24 PM
I have a slow system(233 MHz, 24MB RAM, 1.5 GB Disk space). Any pointers as to where I can find a *NIX/linux distro that will run at a decent speed. I have Mandrake 8.2 and it CRAWLS, esp when using X Windows. Will appreciate any help given. Thanks
February 6th, 2004, 12:29 AM
It really depends on how many packages you want to use. I wouldn't recommend using the X Windows system with that little RAM.... You can run web browsers straight from BASH...i.e. lynx. Mutt is a good shell mail client.
Slackware is pretty good for most purposes, and I'd recommend it. You can get it for free, and install however many/few packages you want. Make sure you're ready to do a little bit of editting to the configuration of your system first. Slackware.com has a lot of information/guides though. You also might want to check out Fedora, and SuSE.