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armandocl
29th July 2008, 11:55 AM
Is there a Fedoca dvd or usb for old computers ?

pparks1
29th July 2008, 12:38 PM
^ You could certainly use any of the Fedora releases on old hardware. I wouldn't suggest anything other than Fedora 8 or 9 currently...as they are no longer supported with updates.

The key for old computers is loading only what you need, and using a lightweight desktop environment...if you need a GUI.

There are other smaller distros around which might be more ideal for the hardware. How old of a machine are we talking? What are the specs???

RonPolley
29th July 2008, 02:10 PM
Fedora 9 installs just fine on a P3 500,378mb ram.
Not very fast though.

Dan
29th July 2008, 02:14 PM
http://www.fedoraforum.org/gallery/showimage.php?i=4476

I highly recommend Puppy 4.0

pwalden
30th July 2008, 04:01 PM
I have a P3 800 server with 256MB RAM on F7. I plan to go to F9 soon. I also have HP OB6000 laptop on F9. The Firefox 3 works well on older PCs due to its improved efficiency.