Suggestions on Distributions

Bolin, Robert Robert.Bolin at
Tue Mar 19 15:56:08 EST 2002

Hi all,

I'm hoping not to start a religious flame war by my question, but I thought
I would try to plumb the collective wisdom.

I have a p166 with 64Mb RAM, a 10Gb hard disk and the obligatory CD-ROM (8x
I think). I have had a number of different Redhat distributions installed
over the last little while (RH7.2 ATM), however my machine tended to run
like molasses in KDE and worse in  Gnome. I have read in a number of sources
that many distributions are going down a "feature-rich" (or feature bloat
depending on your view) style. I was going to install Sorcerer GNU/Linux,
but I ran into some problems and discovered that they have withdrawn their
distribution due to unspecified disrespectful behaviour.

Can anyone make some suggestions as to which distribution I might install
where my system doesn't take a minute or two to open a window of an already
running application (no I am not exaggerating). System is mainly being used
for internet and some games (mah-jongg, freecell and the like). Can anyone
make suggestions?


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