Linux For Old Computers

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Linux For Old Computers, Old computers rescue operation!

Linux For Old Computers Many have old discarded computers at home. Instead, that they would be levied at a recycling center or for landfill, those computers are still Great to use for many years.The computer can after the recovery to reuse or donate forward.Many have old discarded computers at home. Instead, that they would be levied at a recycling center or for landfill, those computers are still Great to use for many years.The computer can after the recovery to reuse or donate forward.


I myself have revived some old computers to Linux Mint operating systems, feedback from the users has been very positive.At the same time doing a great service to another person, can You learn some new things and see things in a new light.
There are lots of Lightweight Linux For Old Computers for example, Linux Mint 9 whit Long Term Support.

Linux Mint 9 XFCE

Linux Mint 9 XFCE is a great alternative to a bit Older Computers where the RAM is between 256 – 512 MB.

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

Linux For Old Computers System requirements:

x86 processor (for both 32 & 64-bit versions)

x86_64 compatible processor (for the 64-bit version)

256 MB of system memory (RAM)

4 GB of disk space for installation

Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution

CD-ROM drive or USB port

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Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox version has rescued many Old Computers, which are remained unused for new programs, for the heavier demands.

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox is constructed so as the main focus of a Lightweight Linux Distro, still completely functional, and focused on desktop window manager. Fluxbox is Out Of The Box-ready operating system, ready for general devices and computing tasks.

Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet full of features to make an easy, and extremely fast, desktop experience.

Linux For Old Computers System requirements:

x86 processor

256 MB of system memory (RAM)

4 GB of disk space for installation

Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution

CD-ROM drive or USB port

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Linux Mint 9 LXDE

Linux Mint 9 LXDE is a full-scale version of Linux Mint, which is suitable for Lightweight Linux, especially for older hardware, and users who appreciate the speed.

LXDE The “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment” is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of developers, it comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments.

Linux For Old Computers System requirements:

x86 processor

192 MB of system memory (RAM)

3 GB of disk space for installation

Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution

CD-ROM drive or USB port

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Linux For Old Computers, Lightweight Linux This is an ecological alternative!

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4 Responses to Linux For Old Computers

  1. Rauscheglatze
    13/06/2012 at 15:59

    What about linux for *really* old computers? I’d like to install a linux on an Pentium 133 Laptop with 32Megs RAM… Far to less for Mint.

    • Steve I.
      27/04/2013 at 12:54

      32MB is *really* slim. You might want to upgrade your RAM a bit, but it’s not un-workable.
      For an easy-to-use lighweight Linux (with 128MB RAM) , try Puppy Linux. It’s about 100MB and the OS loads and runs in RAM, though it can be installed on the HDD if desired (or required).
      DSL (Damn Small Linux) can run on anything 486 or better and will run with 16 MB RAM (24 MB recommended for X-Window) but requires a bit more tech savvy than Puppy.
      Puppy is very user-friendly and runs fine on my Pentium 133 MHZ box (though it has 256K RAM).
      If you are stuck with 32 MB, DSL is probably your only ticket. The forums are very helpful though, as it has a big following in the “old hardware” scene.
      GOOD LUCK!

  2. David H
    29/05/2013 at 22:39

    I tried loading Lubuntu on an old computer but it didn’t seem to have the right graphics drivers. Then I found Mint 9 XFCE and it works really well.
    The machine is 8 years old with an Athlon processor and 500M RAM. Takes about 1 minute to boot up and about 7 seconds to shut down. Just wondering what the difference is between XFCE and the other two versions shown.

    • pocthird
      22/12/2013 at 18:24

      hi David H , i actually have a 10 years old computer under lubuntu 10.04 with lxde (linux 2.6.32 , 700mb ram , 2.3ghz pentium 4 , s3 prosavage8 graphics) and the system doesn’t seem to find the right graphics driver because gradients are of a very bad quality , and blender behaves strangely just like the mouse which is flickering (apears and disapears ) do you think the problem is related to lxde ? did you have the same problems (you said you got graphics driver problem) , i tried with live cd lubuntu 12.04 and it’s exactly the same problem and when i tried with lubuntu 13.04 there was serious graphical “gliches” and deformations of the screen (it’s normal under 3.8 kernel) , thank you , oh and do you think i can install sucsessfully mint ? my father likes lubuntu 10 i don’t want to mess everything up

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