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shovenose
10-17-2010, 10:55 PM
hey!
i have a "designed for win2k" ibm all-in-one pc. i wasted 2hrs defragging/disk cleanup-ing it, and it still take 6:43 (counted) to turn on. i need to be able to have it boot up in less than a minute, and not take 10mins to open firefox (no joke)...
what would work?
im thinking dsl (damn small linux)?
but it needs to have openoffice.org on it. (or ms office)...

specs:
733mhz socket 370 celeron (66mhz fsb, i tried a 1.1ghz with a 100fsb it didnt boot),
512mb (2x256mb) pc133 ram
40gb ide hard drive.
problem is the cd drive is shot. so i will need to install it via usb port.

thanks!
:lol: <--this is so cute

Phaedrus2129
10-18-2010, 12:02 AM
Since it has a 370 socket obviously it needs System/370 OS.

[/derp]

A lightweight Linux or BSD distro should run well on it. Ubuntu would run ok memory-wise (never seen it over 480MB on my 2GB Barton system) but the processor would be a bit slow. Perhaps Puppy Linux?

Elledan
10-18-2010, 02:40 AM
FreeBSD or other BSD? NetBSD would run on it like greased lightning :D

shovenose
10-18-2010, 07:02 AM
does whatever-bsd have firefox and openoffice

Elledan
10-18-2010, 01:37 PM
does whatever-bsd have firefox and openoffice

Yes and yes:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-productivity.html

MrWicked1968
10-29-2010, 07:42 AM
it would take a miracle for a celeron 733 to boot ANY OS in under a minute

Elledan
10-29-2010, 09:00 AM
it would take a miracle for a celeron 733 to boot ANY OS in under a minute

Why care about how long it boots? I keep my systems running 24/7 and only reboot when forced to :D

shovenose
10-29-2010, 09:58 AM
Good news: i took the ram, cpu, and hard drive out, and stuck in the pile ro gocto the recycle place :)
I feel sorry for the screen, that was the best part.

Edit: i took the 124w delta psu out too!