Which Linux distro with GUI is best for an old 486
Posted on 2004-10-19
All I really care about having is a graphical interface, a decent word processor, and maybe some other office programs and an internet browser. I'm keeping win95 srC on another partition for games. I'm new to Linux, played a little with SuSe and Fedora, other than that all I've used are MS-DOS, and windows 3.11, 95, ME, and XP.
My computer's stats are: 486 133MHz, 24 megs of RAM, 8.4 gig hard drive, 54x cd-drive (non-bootable), 33.6 modem, 1 meg of video memory. I've got a 2Ghz emachines computer (on which I tried SuSe and now have XP and Fedora) to download the distro onto and to burn it, but I'll still need a distro that can use a bootable floppy or something. I've tried sorting through the distros available myself, but most of the ones that might run on my old Frankenstein of a PackBell Legend 20CD are text-based. Again, all I'm really planning on doing on it is word processing and light-duty internet browsing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.