[PLUG] Linux flavour recommendation

Nikhil Karkare nikhil.karkare at myshala.com
Sun Jun 8 22:48:13 PDT 2008


Hi,
The machines have about 64MB of RAM. According to most of you, thats going
to be bad for running Mozilla etc. I think I will run basic X on these
machines only. Personally, I am a fan of Redhat based variants, but I think
I will try out debian and manually install X.
Thanks for all your inputs. I will update this thread once I successfully
install on some machines.

Thanks,
Nikhil.



On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Aditya Godbole <aag.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Nikhil Karkare <nkarkare at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am planning to install Linux on several Pentium-1 and Pentium-2
> machines
> > that I have.
> > My basic necessity is that they run Firefox with the Flash plugin (is
> this
> > realizable?)
>
> How much RAM do these systems have? You could try installing a base
> system of debian and then manually install the X packages and a
> lightweight window manager like fluxbox. Manually installing packages
> will help you avoid daemon processes you dont need. You can even
> remove unwanted daemon processes from the base debian install using
> something like 'sysv-rc-conf'.
>
> -aditya
>
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