[Ilugc] which linux flavor to use???
akumar at ee.iitm.ac.in
Thu Oct 26 08:52:16 IST 2006
On 25/10/06, Bharath Narayan <bharath144 at gmail.com> wrote:
> i have a PC with 160MB of RAM, 20GB hard disk, P3 processor (733MHz).
> which would be the best linux that i can install on this machine?
> i would use it for basic application devlopment (prog in C,C++ and scripts).
You have a conservative system, so I'd really suggest you use the
whole disk space to be sure that you won't have disk space crunches
As for Linux distros, I have managed to run Debian Sarge on a P-III
733 MHz with 56 MB RAM. Which means that you may even be able to run
KDE/GNOME (if you are adventurous) using Sarge. Plus, the Debian
advantage of having all packages at your disposal with APT.
Slackware also ran very well on a similar configuration without many
hiccups. It should also satisfy most of the needs of any programmer
and casual user who knows his/her way around configuration...
But the best way is to try differentthings out and settle for the best...
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