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

We are doing something like this in Winnipeg. The program is called the
Computer Lending Library.

We have been using Ubuntu on system as low as 450MHZ but the majority are
533 or above. Ubuntu works great but,like most Linux, likes lots of ram.
Our test system was quite usable with 384meg of Ram.

Best regards,
-Richard Houston
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> 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