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Old 03-12-2009, 02:44 PM
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My favorite "lightweight" Linux distros are CrunchBang (Ubuntu) and TinyXS (PCLinuxOS).
My two favorite "mainstream" Linux distros are:
http://linuxtracker.org/style/Linuxtracker/images/categories/mepis.png (broken link) Mepis (aka SimplyMepis) and http://linuxtracker.org/style/Linuxtracker/images/categories/pclinuxos.png (broken link) PCLinuxOS (aka PCLOS).

The lightweight distros use OpenBox Windows Manager. PCLinuxOS and Mepis both use KDE.

As Namida12 noted, Mepis 8.0 has been released recently to favorable reviews.
Now, the long awaited update, PCLinuxOS 2009.1, has also been released.

PCLinuxOS - PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Final Released
Debian Lenny Based SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Released | MEPIS (http://www.mepis.org/node/14213 - broken link)

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Old 03-17-2009, 06:55 AM
Location: WV
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The only distro I was able to install on my ancient P-133 Gateway 2000 machine was Damn Small Linux (DSL). I think I might try one of those you mentioned, just for the fun of it. Do you think they'd run on a machine that old?
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