Best OS for 1gb 901mhz Machine


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    Best OS for 1gb 901mhz Machine

    I want to get a alternate linux os (yes *gasp* i am a XP user) but i dont have enough room 19.01gb hard drive so i was going to use partition magic and re partition my hd so i have a linux part. Now what is the ideal os for a 1gb drive. As in os size when installed i really dont want to go over 500mb but if it makes a big difference maybe. Also has anyone tried out Bonzai ? (http://developer.berlios.de/projects/bonzai/)
    I would please like to know how big the os is and if it is english. If not thanks to everyone here anyone.

    Later,
    Nibz

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    Peanut Linux! Very small install, compatable with Slackware packages from linuxpackages.net, and the small install already includes X and such...

    Or just be really careful as you install Debian or Slackware.

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    What about the Knoppix or Morphix live cd? It runs on no partition at all, which is considerably under the 1 GB limit
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    technically, if you do it right, any distro can go onto a 1gb partition, you just will have a lack-of packages to do anything with. i would recommend you try:

    1. Knoppix
    2. Mepis
    3. PCLinuxOS

    all are live cd's, Knoppix is Debian based if i'm not mistaken, Mepis is also Debian now that i think about it, and PCLinuxOS is based of Mandrake (very easy distibution) which is also good.
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    i recommend knoppix for everyone's first linux distro, it's so easy even my sister can use it.

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    With Debian you could make a very minimal system.
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    hahahah, nice! sounds good.....
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