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    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!
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    Since it has a 370 socket obviously it needs System/370 OS.

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    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?
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    FreeBSD or other BSD? NetBSD would run on it like greased lightning

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    does whatever-bsd have firefox and openoffice

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovenose View Post
    does whatever-bsd have firefox and openoffice
    Yes and yes:
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/...-browsers.html
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/...ductivity.html

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    it would take a miracle for a celeron 733 to boot ANY OS in under a minute
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    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

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    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!

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