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Old 09-29-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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Ok guys, a neighbor just gave me a NEC 9701. Its specs are:
Pentium Processor - 150 Mhz
16 MB EDO RAM
2.1 GB HD
Windows 95.

Now. Windows 95 can frankly lick my...well anyways, I need linux. And umm, I don't know much about linux. And umm, so im wondering what would be the best kind of linux for this computer since it is so old and slow.

I think I have more EDO RAM somewhere around here, so I might be able to pump it up slightly. But erm...yeah.

Help. Thanks.
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well if your going to run a Gui in linux your going to need more memory then that.

but if just command line that will work. kinda.. lol

i have a BOAT LOAD of EDO memory laying around so find out how much that can take and i can help
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Hmm, damn, I threw out all my old memory a few weeks ago, I had a Mobo box FULL of SIMMs too.
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i still have Brand NEW 30pin sims 4mb sealed

i also have 4,8,16 & 32 MB 72 pin sims laying around
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haha, well umm, i think it can take up to 64. im pretty sure. i almost had a thought to run XP on it, then my thought died when i remembered the amt of memory.

hmm...yeah i did want to run a GUI in linux.

so you got edo? good.

well umm, lets see. I just tried to change the BIOs to run the processor at 200 MHz...woah, throw a party....umm, so its kinda acting weird now, i dunno. So um...haha, its been a while since i had to mess with jumpers...
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Jeez thats a old computer. I found a P4 1.4 GHZ, 128MB computer in the garbage, complete with a dead power supply.
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Yup i have EDO and more...

if its a P-150, it might go up to 128 or 192..
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hmm, i could almost run XP on that. hmm.

I would like to run an NT based MS OS on it if possible. Like Windows 2000? err...im just sick of DOS based OSes.

Anyone have extra copy of WIN 2k?

and umm, Ryan, you have 4 32MB RAM EDO Modules i can have?
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hmm, i could almost run XP on that. hmm.

I would like to run an NT based MS OS on it if possible. Like Windows 2000? err...im just sick of DOS based OSes.

Anyone have extra copy of WIN 2k?

and umm, Ryan, you have 4 32MB RAM EDO Modules i can have?
i think i may
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