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Old 11-12-2005, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i found a PC off ebay (just a page of it, i didnt buy it)

the specs are: Pentium 233 MMX, 2.1 GB HD, 64 MB RAM, 32X CD-ROM.

which operating system would run best on it? windows 95, 98, 2000? This specific one has DSL Linux 1.5 installed on it.

P.S. where can i get information on the latest linux release?
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably windows 95 or windows 98, I think even 98 is pushing it.

I don't know any news on linux other then it exsists. Lol.
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i found this link for another computer. This is hilarious:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Pentium-MM...QQcmdZViewItem
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okay...the link doesnt work, but hear me out:

intel pentium 233 mhz, 3 GB HD, 65 MB RAM,
Windows XP Media Centre SP2 installed

are people that stupid?
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Yes, People are that stupid, stupid is just a word meaning that they don't have the nessicary information to make "better" decisions, at least thats how we "techies" see it.
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yep...

people think that xp will run fine on 64 MB of RAM, even though its painfully slow, and you wont be able to run basic things...
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i didn't even know XP would start within two hours on 64meg of ram...dang....i mean it's bad enough running it on 256meg....hmm and i bet thay say they can play BattleField 2 on it too right? LOL
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when xp sp1 was out with new systems, they usually had 128 MB RAM. Now, the cheapest computer has 256 MB RAM. I was lucky to see ONE computer at Best Buy with 1 Gig of RAM...people are so dumb....memory is cheap, upgrade it!
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WinXP - is a real hog. It needs some 400-500mhz to run smoothly (from processor speed point). I have large experience of installing Win2000 on Pentium 1 and 2 machines. Win2k will run PERFECTLY on Pentium1 even 100mhz, with only condition that it has at least 128mb ram. If it has only 64mb - forget about 2k and XP of course. Win2k, when installed , clean , w/o additional programs eats ~50-60 of ram out of the box. So trying to _work_ (not just boot) a XP or 2K with 64mb of ram - is simply stupid.
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another thing -

will windows xp run if you use a serial mouse/AT keyboard?
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