Antix M8.2; comparison to Linux Mint

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I have an old pc, it's from 2005. I mostly use Linux mint on all my PC's at school, but on my home PC it was getting rather slow and hoggy. I knew it was time to switch.

My first thought was Puppy, but that is not debian based, and I have strange experiences with it. (random reboots and such). Then I thought of Arch. I like the idea of a rolling release distro, but I don't know if arch has wvdial, and again, it is not debian based. Then there is DSL, but I just do not like it. Feather linux has not been updated for a long time, so that falls of also.

But then a friend of mine said: Ever heard of Mepis and PClinuxOS? They both have a special distro for old pc's (tinyme and Antix). So I looked for tinyme, but you cannot download it at the moment.

Then I googled for Antix, and I fell in love at the moment I saw the screenshots. The iso is around 450 MByte big, so I left my PC on downloading the night, and in the morning it was finished.

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