I need advice...

Discussion in 'Linux' started by goro14, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. goro14

    goro14 MDL Novice

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    got an old P3 with 256mb ram,1.2ghz celeron processor,10gb hd and want to install some distro...

    post U recommendation asap(this box is 4 sale) ... someone can call me anytime...

    tia!
     
  2. goro14

    goro14 MDL Novice

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    PORTEUS sounds very very interestin...

    just need to no if it is multilingual...
     
  3. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    #5 Paiva, Mar 12, 2014
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  4. goro14

    goro14 MDL Novice

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    The biggest problem of all that distros is the package management! can't imagine someone 'newbie' on Penguin updatin packages...nada like DEB Package Management(buntus,etc), a plus...

    ;)
     
  5. Dr.Bender

    Dr.Bender MDL Novice

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    I would go Deb with LXDE.
     
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  6. duh

    duh MDL Member

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    #9 duh, May 14, 2014
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    if i were you? i will first debootstrap and install debian or some other minimalistic linux/*nix
    and then use this machine as my DNS/DNSSEC/DHCP/VPN-GW/Firewall/NIDS/NIPS/HIPS/HIDS
    purpose only.

    GUI is a *BIG NO NO*

    no gui and heavy desktop interface, just plain old simple command line via SSH to do
    everything.

    may be not even ssh, i will use the rs232 i.e. control via serial port.

    so there is no distro which is tailored till date to fullfil all your requirement. it depends on your
    command line skills.

    p.s. in 2006-2007 IIRC i even compiled glibc and gcc 4.0 and kernel on a machine with similar hardware.
    but this entire adventure took 28 hours for glibc and 36 hours for gcc 4.0 and kernel 2.x 14 hours. lol

    thanks!
    -paul