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Kubuntu on an old PC

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I recently purchased a used computer over the Internet to replace a secondary computer, whose life had come to an end, that my kids used for certain educational programs and games that run well on Windows 98 but not on Windows XP. They also like to play some of the games on Linux so I wanted a machine that could be used for games, web surfing, email, word processing and some of my development work as well. The "new" used computer is an HP Vectra computer with a 500 MHZ Pentium III processor, 256 meg of RAM, an 8 gig hard-drive, a CDROM drive, and on-board 8 meg video and sound cards. Not exactly your latest scream-in dream-in computer, but it would do for our needs, and it was cheap. I added a 30 gig hard-disk I had laying around as the primary drive and moved the 8 gig drive over as the secondary drive.

My plan for this machine was to set it up as dual boot computer between some version of Linux and Windows98 so that my kids could use it for their programs with Linux for the more serious stuff.

I had been thinking about which brand of Linux I wanted to put on this computer for sometime. My experience with Linux goes back eight or nine years. I have used, Corel, Slackware, RedHat, Fedora, and SUSE. I had never tried Debian or one its variants, but was eager to do so. After reading the reviews and trying out some live discs. I narrowed my choices down between Ubuntu and Mepis.

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