Joined: Jan. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 27 2007,01:29
My puropse was to make an MP3 box out of a forgotten PC. I wanted to learn Linux, and it seemed DSL requirements were met with this PC. The live CD really helped choosing this distro. I chose it because of:
-Runs on experienced hardware and good detection
-wanted a speedy/efficient distro (anything to help this dinosaur!)
-wanted a current distro
The PC running DSL:
Aopen PC, 133 Mhz Intel Pentium, 64Mb RAM, 1.6Gb Hard disk+4Gb Slave (for /home), Video card: Trident 9385 PCI, Sound card: ES 1688 Audio Drive (ISA), CD-RW/DVD combo drive, Dlink NIC, USB PCI card. Frugal Install.
It is not a speed demon, but I could live with it. It will surf the web while listening to MP3s! The other OS could not do that. I think getting it to comply with all my hardware was difficult for a newbie like me. Maybe it is the Debian roots... but I wanted to learn.