Simplest, fastest, GUI-based Linux distribution available?

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  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    Hey guys, i have a Pentium 166 PC for basic websurfing and I was thinking of installing Linux on there for basic web surfing and email checking for my dad and brother.

    What is the easiest to use, fastest and smallest in size linux distribution available out there?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Probably Knoppix because it's all contained on CD and doesn't need installing onto the hard drive.

    But a GUI-based Linux on a 166? It's gonna be slow whatever you end up using.
     
  3. Tekara

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    Check out vector linux, it was desgined for pretty much what you are looking for; it's fast and bloatware free. I use it on my 486-100 laptop, runs fairly well all things considered.
    http://www.vectorlinux.com
     
  4. Christ Reynolds

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    i dont know, maybe the latest stuff will be slow, but i tried out a few different linux distributions on py old ppro 200 and had no speed problems.

    CJ
     
  5. JohanD

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    I've used red hat a few times and it has been pretty good.. of course on a 166.. like it was said before the GUI might be a hair sluggish..
     

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