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July 01, 2012, 11:32:59 AM
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I happened into an old PC yesterday. It's a 3 ghz P4 with 512MB of Ram.

I was thinking of installing Linux on it both to play around a bit and learn how it works, and because the Windows XP on it is in Korean. And I really hate using computers with foreign language OSs on them. I do it enough at work, and it's really just annoying.

So the question is, what would be a good brand/version of Linux to put on it? With an eye on maybe setting it up as a kind of media server or something.

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July 01, 2012, 12:45:05 PM
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http://linuxmint.com/

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July 01, 2012, 02:45:37 PM
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Or something more lightweight (google "lightweight linux distros"). Personally I like Peppermint Two.
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July 01, 2012, 04:20:41 PM
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I remember using Puppy Linux for one of my ancient laptops. Ran fine with 128mb of ram too.

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July 01, 2012, 10:32:20 PM
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PuppyLinux or DamnSmallLinux are very good for old computers.  Otherwise use something with the LXDE desktop like Lubuntu - http://lubuntu.net/ - I think LinuxMint have a LXDE version too.

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July 02, 2012, 12:33:47 AM
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Arch Linux - only install what you want (seriously, it doesn't even come with a desktop installed) to keep everything light. Plus, you learn all about Linux while setting it up.

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