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Re: [school-discuss] recommended distro of Linux for PIII/600 MHz older PCs

edubuntu.org, the *buntu community is fantastic, it will work well with that 
class of machine, and has free updates for years to come.

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On Saturday 30 September 2006 12:45, Daniel Howard wrote:
> Another thing we're contemplating at Brandon when we get all new thin
> clients as part of the district pilot rollout of K12LTSP is to take some
> of the existing systems that are PIII/600 MHz or better, install a
> distro of Linux, and donate them to Brandon families that don't have a
> computer at home, or don't have one the kids can use.  Can anyone
> recommend a distro of Linux that would be fast enough on these older
> PCs, yet could still run Firefox, OpenOffice, Tuxtypes, etc. reasonably
> well?
> Daniel

Shane Coyle
Founder, EDU-Nix.org Project