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old pentium
04-05-2013, 12:10 PM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2013 02:16 PM by lucinos.)
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old pentium

I have an old pentium 166MMX with 32MB RAM that is in very good shape as hardware. Originally it had windows 95 and was going quite well. Now it has windows 98 and it works but too slow.

this of course is my old machine and I do not do anything with it. But since I do not throw to garbage my old computers I would like to do something nice with it.

going back to 95 is not an option for many reasons. (The only cool thing I can do with 95 that DOS is not able, are some games like old starcraft)

I tried some OSes with liveCD and I was only able to run KolibriOS and FreeDOS that way. KolibriOS is nice but I see no point installing it. I was very pleased with FreeDOS (something strange, only 1.0 has liveCD option, not the new version, and I found 1.0 only on piratebay) but there is no point to just use FreeDOS.

My plan is to dual boot FreeDOS with Linux. From what I searched, the only interesting distribution for that machine is Delicate.

How good or bad will my machine be with Delicate? (I will be satisfied if it will not be worse than 98), as you see my machine is above minimum but below recommended.

How easy would be to do this dual boot with FreeDOS?

Thank you.
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old pentium - lucinos - 04-05-2013 12:10 PM
RE: old pentium - Tom - 04-05-2013, 01:50 PM
RE: old pentium - tavvva - 04-05-2013, 02:28 PM
RE: old pentium - lmemsm - 04-05-2013, 08:08 PM
RE: old pentium - lucinos - 04-06-2013, 08:33 PM
RE: old pentium - lmemsm - 04-08-2013, 02:58 PM
RE: old pentium - lucinos - 04-08-2013, 09:09 PM

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